Ubuntu-64 on a Dell XPS 420 with Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600?
I just got my new Dell XPS 420 with an Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 quad-core processor @ 2.4 MHz, and I'm wondering whether the 64-bit Ubuntu would run on this machine.
I know Intel indicates that the processor is 64-bit, but is this sufficient to run a 64-bit OS?
I'm puzzled because Dell does mention, in the machine manual, that the architecture supports a maximum of 8 GB (4 x 2 GB modules) if a 64-bit OS is installed, but then, when customizing the machine for ordering, offers a maximum of 4 GB RAM and doesn't offer 64-bit Vista at all, not even as an option!
Thanks for your inputs!