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If <2GB RAM on non-PAE system, can I use Standard (PAE, & new kernel) instead of Legacy (non-PAE & old kernel)?

2GB PAE Non-PAE 32bit Standard Legacy

Best Answer Timmi, 23 May 2017 - 06:50 PM

You know guys... 

 

I am realizing that my original question is kind of a dumb one: 

since non-pae systems stop at 2GB, all of them would be =<2GB. 

if the pae version could be used on that, 

they wouldn't have to bother making a Legacy non-pae version. 

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#1 Timmi

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 06:44 PM

We have a eeePC 1000HE.  that's a Celeron 1.666ghz, and I'm pretty sure it's non-pae,

as it does not allow to expand beyond 2GB of RAM. 

 

PAE is for a different kind of memory addressing/mapping, allowing to go beyond 2GB,

but we'll never go beyond that in this machine, 

 

I would like to know if I can use the Standard 32bit edition instead of the Legacy non-pae version. 

For the first 2GB, will both the for-PAE and the non-PAE address it in the same manner, using the same standard? 

Or do they even address the first 2GB differently? 

 

The reason: it is my understanding that the latest Kernel patches a major vulnerability, which, I assume, would still be present in the older 3.2 kernel. 





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Posted 26 April 2017 - 12:49 AM

Yes, You should be able to install the non-pae.  


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Posted 26 April 2017 - 09:34 AM

You can check that in terminology

cat /proc/cpuinfo

If the line with flags has a mention for pae than your processor can handle a kernel with pae enabled. The mobo might not be wired for it, but AFAIK the eeepc 1000 was OK.

 

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 04:19 AM

Yes, You should be able to install the non-pae.  

No, I am asking if I can use the standard 32 bit, instead of the Legacy (non-pae),

since it will never go beyond 2gb. 



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Posted 08 May 2017 - 08:54 AM

See Charles post.  Sorry, I misunderstood. 

 

If your system supports pae then yes, you can use a pae kernel with less than 3 GB of ram on your system.


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#6 Timmi

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 03:11 AM

thanks guys, that's good to know.  

when my daughter lets me approach her netbook again, I'll give it a try and let you know how it goes. 



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Posted 23 May 2017 - 06:50 PM   Best Answer

You know guys... 

 

I am realizing that my original question is kind of a dumb one: 

since non-pae systems stop at 2GB, all of them would be =<2GB. 

if the pae version could be used on that, 

they wouldn't have to bother making a Legacy non-pae version. 







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