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Windows 2003 server standard edition

Will Windows server 2003 standard edition handle more than 4 gig of ram?
I have heard that it won't.
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mcsweenSr. Network AdministratorCommented:
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NJComputerNetworksCommented:
This is true.. 4GB max
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shankshankCommented:
what happens if you put more, it just doesn't get used?
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NJComputerNetworksCommented:
Os won't see it and it won't get used.
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NJComputerNetworksCommented:
Interesting note.  If you use Windows 2003 R2 64bit Standard edition, you can use up to 32 GB.  But with a 32bit OS, only 4GB is supported.
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mcsweenSr. Network AdministratorCommented:
To use 64bit version you will have to have XEON processors in your server.
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NJComputerNetworksCommented:
Actually to use x64, you need:  AMD Opteron; AMD Athlon 64;  or Intel 64-Bit Xeon; Intel Pentium with EM64T

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/64bit/bulletin.mspx
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mcsweenSr. Network AdministratorCommented:
ur right NJComputer...I always forget about AMD, I'm a Dell guy :)
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SkUllbloCkCommented:
shankshank

I have actually experienced performance decreases on systems that have more RAM then they can handle, it seems the system spends a bit of time wondering what to do with this extra "thing" which it doesnt recognise.

best bet... stick to 4gb

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