[geeks] WTB: 16GB RAM dual or quad x86 system
patrick at mail.zill.net
Sun Apr 24 19:48:04 CDT 2005
On Sun, Apr 24, 2005 at 05:56:53PM -0400, Joshua Boyd wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 21, 2005 at 06:57:41AM -0400, James Fogg wrote:
> > > Needed:
> > >
> > > 16GB RAM system
> > > 700Mhz or higher CPUs, dual-xeon or quad xeon disk not
> > > important at least one ethernet interface under 12U in size preferred
> > I thought 32bit systems were limited to 4G ram?
> Starting with the Ppro, the maximum was actually 36bits worth of ram.
> Any given process is still limited to 2 gigs, but the system can take 32
> or 64 gigs, provided that the OS and motherboard support it.
The address space for any given process is 4GB, but then there are
devices and whatnot mapped into that space. So usable space is
usually considered to be about 3.25GB to 3.5GB usable .
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