[kwlug-disc] upgrading hardware/64bit OS

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Mon Aug 30 16:47:06 EDT 2010


And, IIRC, this upgrade (kernel change) and memory upgrade, can be 
done in place.

Colin Mackay wrote, On 08/30/2010 10:52 AM:
> 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
>> bit).
>>
>> 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?
>>
>> g.
>>
>>
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