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  • How much ram can whs recognise. I saw that different versions of server 2003 have between 2 and 4 gig.

    So what version of server 03 is whs built on and how much ram will it recognise?

    Saturday, May 24, 2008 2:22 AM

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  • It's based on Windows Server 2003 x86, so in practical terms 4 GB is the limit.
    Saturday, May 24, 2008 7:26 PM
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  •  annetrans wrote:

    How much ram can whs recognise. I saw that different versions of server 2003 have between 2 and 4 gig.

    So what version of server 03 is whs built on and how much ram will it recognise?

     

    For what whs does... you don't need more than 2 gb in it.  Due to low prices and deals, you could go 4 gig... I have 4 gig in my desktop, but 2 gb in my whs... my whs server runs very smoothly... I doubt if 4 gb would help my whs (or I'd put 4 gb in it!)

    Sunday, May 25, 2008 9:09 AM
  • I went from a 512 to 2 gig and noticed a huge difference.  I also doubt going to 4 gig would do anything more though.  My desktop went from 4 gig to 8 and I didn't a single thing.  amd 5600+ vista 64 machine.
    Thursday, June 5, 2008 5:42 AM

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  • It's based on Windows Server 2003 x86, so in practical terms 4 GB is the limit.
    Saturday, May 24, 2008 7:26 PM
    Moderator
  •  annetrans wrote:

    How much ram can whs recognise. I saw that different versions of server 2003 have between 2 and 4 gig.

    So what version of server 03 is whs built on and how much ram will it recognise?

     

    For what whs does... you don't need more than 2 gb in it.  Due to low prices and deals, you could go 4 gig... I have 4 gig in my desktop, but 2 gb in my whs... my whs server runs very smoothly... I doubt if 4 gb would help my whs (or I'd put 4 gb in it!)

    Sunday, May 25, 2008 9:09 AM
  • I went from a 512 to 2 gig and noticed a huge difference.  I also doubt going to 4 gig would do anything more though.  My desktop went from 4 gig to 8 and I didn't a single thing.  amd 5600+ vista 64 machine.
    Thursday, June 5, 2008 5:42 AM
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     In terms more RAM dont make a such diference to WHS but if you are planing to do more with your WHS i.e. Install Virtual Server, more RAM is needed. thats the reasong i`ll put 2g more to my WHS.
    Tuesday, June 10, 2008 7:08 PM
  • Has anyone upgraded the HP server ??  I wanted to upgrade to 2gig but I have not taken it apart and can find no documentation on if there are any free slots for SDRAM, what speed, type, etc.   Anyone know what I need to get to total 2gig in my box ??

     

    dave

     

     

     

    Friday, June 13, 2008 4:54 AM
  •  dgenton wrote:
    Has anyone upgraded the HP server ??  I wanted to upgrade to 2gig but I have not taken it apart and can find no documentation on if there are any free slots for SDRAM, what speed, type, etc.   Anyone know what I need to get to total 2gig in my box ??
    A quick search in the forums would lead you to, among others, Donovan West's homeserverhacks.com.
    Friday, June 13, 2008 12:34 PM
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    I doubt you would see much benefit beyond 2GB. You may like to google on the boot.ini /3GB switch and PAE

    This should find you some info on how Microsoft 32 OS's support memory. With 4GB it usually gets split into 2GB for applications and 2GB for windows.

     

    I am using 1gb with an amd 2.5ghz barton cpu in an old SFF shuttle. It's performing very well.

    Saturday, June 14, 2008 11:00 AM
  • I installed the 2GB stick of ram in my HP and it made a noticeable difference.  Although it wont be thrashing the ram as stated, it's nice to have that extra breathing room, and for less than $50 you cant beat the peace of mind.

     

     

    dave

     

     

    Sunday, June 15, 2008 8:44 PM