Memory ignored

Roland Smith rsmith at
Sun Oct 7 07:57:07 PDT 2007

On Sun, Oct 07, 2007 at 10:09:17PM +0800, TAJUL AZHAR Mohd Tajul Ariffin wrote:
> Hi all,

> i am maybe new to BSD. I had setup my DELL server 2900 to run freeBSD
> 7.0server but i have seen a message that ignored my 4GB of my memory
> in my server. Can somebody tell me what is happening and give me some
> idea so that i can maximize my memory usage. My total memory is 8GB.

FreeBSD i386 (32 bits) can normally only address 4GB.

So you can either;
- use the PAE extension (but see §8.4.1 in the FreeBSD Handbook)
- switch to the amd64 architecture.

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