FreeBSD-6.3 only detects 3GB of RAM

fred fred at
Thu Mar 27 07:45:40 PDT 2008

Thank you all for your replies.

I will install FreeBSD AMD64 and test my softwares to make sure everything works as it should.

Mission critical softwares are the reasons why I was sticking to 32-bit OS on my servers.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-freebsd-questions at [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at] On Behalf Of Ivan Voras
Sent: 27 mars 2008 10:37
To: freebsd-questions at
Subject: Re: FreeBSD-6.3 only detects 3GB of RAM

fred wrote:

> I have read that OPTION PAE in kernel would fix the problem but I have 
> also read that compiling FreeBSD AMD64 might be a better solution, any 
> advices before I break my current setup?

Except if you have a strong reason to stick with the 32-bit kernel, use AMD64.

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