I have a Dell Latitude E6320 with 2GB of DDR3 RAM running Windows 7 (32-bit).
I plan on buying 4 more GB of RAM (for a total of 6GB) and then replacing Windows 7 32-bit for Ubuntu 64-bit (if possible).
- How can I tell if my machine is capable of a 64-bit OS?
- If it can't handle a 64-bit Ubuntu OS (because, say, the motherboard is only 32-bit, etc.), then is buying more RAM even worth it? I've heard 32-bit systems max out at 4GB of RAM because there are only 2^32 memory addresses. Is this true?
Basically, I'm going to end up with Ubuntu (64-bit if I can, otherwise 32-bit). But I need to know which one of those I'm going to need, and if I'm stuck with 32-bit, do I even bother buying more RAM? Thanks in advance!