[CentOS] To PAE or not to PAE...

Thu Jul 22 17:07:44 UTC 2010
Warren Young <warren at etr-usa.com>

On 7/22/2010 3:25 AM, John Doe wrote:
> I have a 4GB pc and was wondering if it was worth going the PAE way to gain
> those exta 700MB...

Very few programs can use PAE to get at that extra RAM.  Can the 
programs you run do this?

Is your CPU 64-bit capable?  That's generally a better idea than PAE. 
Keep in mind that PAE is Pentium Pro era technology.