If 5 GB or RAM is used out of 8 GB and then if i want to run a application which is 32 bit compatible then can it run on this computer in this scenario?

  • Why not? Try it as long as you machine takes that much. – Biswapriyo May 27 '17 at 16:27
  • 32 bit system can allocate upto 4 GB of RAM .Then if the application is 32 bit then how can it run .explain it please . @Biswa – jobair ahmed May 27 '17 at 16:32
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    The OS handles the RAM allocation, not the app. – Tetsujin May 27 '17 at 16:36
  • Already answered, see stackoverflow.com/questions/639540/… – Sacha K May 27 '17 at 17:04

Short answer: Yes you can

Long answer: Applications (as opposed to the OS kernel components) do not see the "real" (or physical) memory layout. The Computer's MMU is instructed by the OS to create a unique "fake" (or virtual) memory layout for the application, that is essentially empty. The process will simply not see the RAM that is already used (apart from Statistics)

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