[kwlug-disc] upgrading hardware/64bit OS
zixiekat at gmail.com
Mon Aug 30 10:52:54 EDT 2010
You don't need to move to 64-bit to see more than 4gigs of RAM. You
can use the PAE Kernel (Physical Address Extension). I use it on my
server with 6 gigs of RAM, running Fedora 10 32-bit, runs just fine.
I am not sure if there is a Mandriva PAE kernel, you'd have to go looking.
On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 10:43 AM, Insurance Squared Inc.
<gcooke at insurancesquared.com> wrote:
> My wife is running Mandriva(32bit) on her business computer with a couple of
> gigs of ram. Everything runs fine except her windows bookkeeping app. I've
> got virtualbox installed to run windows and it's just slow - slow enough
> that she mentions it.
> My thinking is that she needs more RAM. To get more RAM, she really needs a
> 64 bit OS. For a 64 bit OS, I need a machine that has a processor that will
> work with that (is that correct? I've tried to install mandriva 64bit
> before on other machines and it objected because the hardware wasn't 64
> Am I on the right track here? Upgrade her hardware to a new processor with
> lots of RAM, then upgrade the OS to take advantage of the RAM, then
> virtualbox will run faster? If so, what kind of hardware should I be
> looking at, processor-wise and how much ram would you get?
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