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    Can I use 4GB RAM in 8.04LTS if not 64 bit?

    Ubunteros,

    I've been having a lot of issues with Ubuntu 8.04 LTS 64 bit.

    So now I'm deciding if I should move to the 32 bit version instead of the 64. But....

    Can I still use all 4GB of RAM in a 32 bit version????

    Thanks!

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    Re: Can I use 4GB RAM in 8.04LTS if not 64 bit?

    I run for 4GB of memory on a x32 system, it only see 3.5GB - that is the maxium on 32bit system
    I have 8.10 but that shouldnt make any difference!

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    Re: Can I use 4GB RAM in 8.04LTS if not 64 bit?

    yes no problem...I have one with 5GB (2x512MB and 2x2GB)

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    Re: Can I use 4GB RAM in 8.04LTS if not 64 bit?

    Yes, the kernel work ok with 4Gb of ram, To get 32 bit to work you need to compile the kernel to work.

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    Re: Can I use 4GB RAM in 8.04LTS if not 64 bit?

    Duck2006,

    What does it mean to compile the Kernel? Is this something that if I screw up the entire machine dies????

    What is involved in compiling a kernel.?

    Do I simply use sudo commands in Terminal????

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    Re: Can I use 4GB RAM in 8.04LTS if not 64 bit?

    this is my system

    see the Attached file
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    Re: Can I use 4GB RAM in 8.04LTS if not 64 bit?

    Quote Originally Posted by suomalainen View Post
    Duck2006,

    What does it mean to compile the Kernel? Is this something that if I screw up the entire machine dies????

    What is involved in compiling a kernel.?

    Do I simply use sudo commands in Terminal????
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Kernel/Compile

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    Re: Can I use 4GB RAM in 8.04LTS if not 64 bit?

    Ubunteros,

    Do I need to recompile the Kernel if I download from Ubuntu the latest version of 8.04 LTS 32 bit?

    Thanks

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    Re: Can I use 4GB RAM in 8.04LTS if not 64 bit?

    Quote Originally Posted by suomalainen View Post
    Ubunteros,

    Do I need to recompile the Kernel if I download from Ubuntu the latest version of 8.04 LTS 32 bit?

    Thanks
    As far as i know yes you will have to compile the kernel.

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    Re: Can I use 4GB RAM in 8.04LTS if not 64 bit?

    See this thread: Ubuntu with 4GB+ of memory
    Don't try to make something "fast" until you are able to quantify "slow".

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