Memory >3.5GB not used?

Bill Moran wmoran at
Wed Apr 25 12:49:35 UTC 2007

In response to RW <fbsd06 at>:

> On Tue, 24 Apr 2007 10:56:09 -0700
> "Don O'Neil" <lists at> wrote:
> > I just built a new server with an Athlon 64 x2, >
> > 
> >...
> >
> > What if I want to install more than 4GB? This mobo supports up to 16
> > GB... Do I need to go to the AMD64 platform to get >4GB?
> AFAIK all the reasons for staying 32-bit are specific to desktop
> software - I don't think there is any reason not to go to AMD64.

I'll second that.  We've got a lot of amd64 systems here.  The only ones
we've had problems with are desktop applications.  Every server application
we've dealt with has worked perfectly under amd64.

Bill Moran

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