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    Any info/ advice on the possibility of x86 Windows Server 2012?

    A server I'm building up has 4gb of ram and has a 36 bit memory address width, as well as full PAE support by the motherboard, processor, chipset, and bios.

    However all standard copies of windows require the nx bit support for full use of 4gb on an x86 system.

    Since I'm running Two 3Ghz Gellatin Xeon MP's SL79V's, and 4GB ram it doesn't support the nx bit windows 7 requires.

    Supposedly Windows Server x86 supports the full use of 4gb on an x86 server based system with it's special 36 bit memory address. Unlike p4's which had a 32bit memory address width.

    Anyway I'm testing Windows Server 2008 x86 but I'm not happy using a Vista "based" system.

    That's why I want to use Windows Server 2012 x86 since it's based on Win7/8 Architecture.

    Thanks

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    Re: Any info/ advice on the possibility of x86 Windows Server 2012?

    I don't know if 2008 r2 comes in a 32 bit version or not, but it's based on the same core as Win7.

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    Re: Any info/ advice on the possibility of x86 Windows Server 2012?

    Thanks.

    I am stuck with Windows Sever 2008 x86 for now.

    Do I need to perform a fresh install for Windows to detect and use all 4GB of ram?

    The bios reports 4096MB, windows reports 3,326MB... I installed with 2GB, then later upgraded to 4GB.

    THANKS

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    Re: Any info/ advice on the possibility of x86 Windows Server 2012?

    No, you shouldn't need to re-install. Look for the option in the BIOS for memory remap or memory hole.

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