32-Bit-Server-OS and PAE...do you also need a mainboard that supports memory remapping?

Experts,
to me it seems as if the answer is yes. I installed 8 GB RAM and the Bios POST correctly reports 8 GB. But although the /PAE-switch is set in the boot.ini, our 2003 server x86 (standard, sp2) only sees 4 GB after rebooting.

I saw newer mainboards that have this feature, the board of the server hasn't got it. Is this the problem?
CaptainAhabAsked:
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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
Take a look at the link below.  Only Datacenter and Enterprise support for PAE Switch

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/283037
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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
You will need to have the enterprise version to support the PAE switch.  Standard version only supports 4GB of memory
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kanalQkoTechnical Support EngineerCommented:
You can use 64 bit edition Standard or 32 bit Enterprise or Datacenter
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CaptainAhabAuthor Commented:
Oh...I should have known. Thanks
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