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Dell Poweredge 2650, more than 4 gigs ram?

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I have a Dell Poweredge 2650, which supports upto 12 gigs of ram, but is a 32-bit system. I have mine running Server 2003 Enterprise with 5 gigs ram, however, being a 32-bit OS on 32-bit processors, it can't address more than 3.74 gigs of ram, even with PAE enabled. 

I'm wondering now, if it supports a max of 12 gigs of ram, how in the heck do you address it all, if I can't even address 5 gigs?


Many Dell systems, most used are the Inspiron 531, Precision M60 and Inspiron 8500.

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  • Hi Compgeke

    For PE 2650, it has total 6 memory slots on the motherboard. So for your case 12gigs of ram which I assume you have 6x 2gb memory modules in the server.

    PE 2650 manual:-

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    In terms of memory limitation, Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition x32bit can actually support up to 64gb, please refer to the link:-

    Let us know how it goes.

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