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Thread: RAM memory on 32/64 bit Ubuntu

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    Default RAM memory on 32/64 bit Ubuntu

    im running two different os (ubuntu 10.10), 1 is 32, the other is 64-bit, both with 8GB RAM (both OS on different hard drives)
    the 32 shows 8063 MB RAM, 64 shows 7993 MB
    why is that?

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    When running not as root on Linux, the only way the Phoronix Test Suite can determine your RAM capacity is simply to see what's available, which is a slightly lower amount than your total physical RAM capacity (8GB in your case) and can be different between 32 and 64 bit kernel.

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