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Re: Do I need 64Bit if RAM is more than 4 GB?

On Wed, 2004-09-08 at 05:59 +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> "Dirk H. Schulz" <dirk.schulz@kinzesberg.de> writes:
> You need 64bit address space inside the kernel. I386 has some hacks to
> make this work up to 64GB ram on some hardware and I don't know if
> amd64 cpus and motherboards can work the same way. The extra work
> needed for the hacks makes this slower though.

I'd say "hack" is a strong word for PAE, which is just an extension
of the segmented memory concept.

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