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How much Memory for Microsoft SBS 2003 with dual processors

I have a question about memory on a SBS 2003 server with dual processors.  I have a client replacing hardware with SBS 2003.  The sales rep is trying to sell them 8 GB memory for the server because he said that even though the O/S is 32 bit and technically only address 4 GB, each processor can use it's own 4 GB memory.  I wasn't in agreement, but admittedly, wasn't sure either, so I'm throwing it out there to all of the O/S experts who know more.  Thanks!
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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Thanks chattiegirl.
I should better explain my comment about the dual processors; Most processors today are multi-core. If you install 2 multi-core processors and you have an earlier version of SBS 2003, it will warn you this is not supported. Check the box to accept the warning and continue. Once, I think it is SBS SP1 is applied, it will not be a problem.
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Hmmmm, I responded to the multi-processor portion of the comment but it seems to have been lost when I awarded points.  I was aware of the warnings with multi-core processors when they are installed in duplicate but thanks for mentioning it.
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