Quote: Originally Posted by ryo
yah,,but ANY 32-bit OS will be 3.x GB. The x will be determined by factors such as the size of your video memory.
Hi there -- I'm going to be a bit pedantic here but you've capitialized the ANY 32 bit OS so I'm going to correct you here.
So your statement needs to be modified. For Windows 32 bit OS'es (and Linuxes) you are correct but some WINDOWS SERVER 2003 32 bit versions can access more than 4GB with the /PAE switch.
You can get up to 128GB with Windows server 2003 R2 data center edition and 64 GB with Windows server 2003 enterprise edition.
Note also some versions of 32 Bit Windows 2008 Server can also address up to 64 GB
I'm running a W2003 R2 server myself with 12GB RAM - works great. you need to check CAREFULLY before stating that ANY 32 bit OS is limited to 4GB RAM. Memory Limits for Windows Releases (Windows)