Hardware requirement

Roland Smith rsmith at xs4all.nl
Sat Apr 28 13:57:52 UTC 2007

On Sat, Apr 28, 2007 at 12:56:04PM +0100, mukul choudhuri wrote:

> Would U Plz. tell me about MAX amount of RAM freeBSD supports per
> processor in SMP systems?

Depends on the architecture. A 32 bit x86 chip can address 4GB, unless
you have the PAE extension in the kernel. In that case it is 64
GB. Beware that some drivers are not compatible with PAE.

The amd64 architecture has been tested with 8 GB.

For other architectures, see the release notes:

> Does a dualcore system be considered as SMP system? Say an AMD X2 or Core2Duo?


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