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Re: How much RAM can debian support?

On Fri, Oct 09, 2009 at 05:14:32PM -0500, Stan Hoeppner wrote:
> Dean Chester put forth on 10/9/2009 3:44 PM:
> > Hi
> > I'm moving to a Macbook soon(staying with debian tho:p) and apple keep
> > advertising that snow leopard can support 16 exobytes of RAM. Im just
> > wondering how much can 64-bit debian support?
> > Thanks in advance
> > Dean
> You've got other constraints to worry about other than theoretical 64
> bit CPU/OS maximums.  Fist is power, second is space.  You'll be hard
> pressed to find a laptop/notebook/whatever that will accept more than
> 8GB worth of SODIMMs any time soon, from any vendor.  In another couple
> of years you may see laptops supporting up to 16GB as RAM manufacturers
> move to smaller transistor geometries.

God can you remember when 16M used to be a lot ...............


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