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  • is it known if WHS will function on a pure 64 Bit purpose built computer

    Friday, June 20, 2008 4:59 PM

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  • Not sure what you mean by that.


    But WHS will install and run on an x86-based processor only, A 64-bit enabled CPU (Athlon 64, Pentium 4) will run WHS, But WHS was built with 32-bit memory addressing. So you're limited to 4GB of RAM which is actually far more than you'll be needing unti next version of WHS comes out which will support 64bit based on Server 2008 codebase.

     

     

     Dahoohaa wrote:

    is it known if WHS will function on a pure 64 Bit purpose built computer

    Friday, June 20, 2008 5:06 PM
  • 4GB is more than you really need for WHS, and depending on what you actually want to do with your WHS you will probably find that 2GB is more than sufficient as well.


    If you are not planning on running memory intensive programs directly on your WHS you should be fine.

     

    Andrew

     

    Saturday, June 21, 2008 12:31 PM
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All replies

  • Not sure what you mean by that.


    But WHS will install and run on an x86-based processor only, A 64-bit enabled CPU (Athlon 64, Pentium 4) will run WHS, But WHS was built with 32-bit memory addressing. So you're limited to 4GB of RAM which is actually far more than you'll be needing unti next version of WHS comes out which will support 64bit based on Server 2008 codebase.

     

     

     Dahoohaa wrote:

    is it known if WHS will function on a pure 64 Bit purpose built computer

    Friday, June 20, 2008 5:06 PM
  • Is 4GB really be ok for WHS?? Because as a 32-bit coputer, it said the max you can put is 4GB but as a result, it can only read 3 or 3.1 GB only.


    Saturday, June 21, 2008 11:19 AM
  • 4GB is more than you really need for WHS, and depending on what you actually want to do with your WHS you will probably find that 2GB is more than sufficient as well.


    If you are not planning on running memory intensive programs directly on your WHS you should be fine.

     

    Andrew

     

    Saturday, June 21, 2008 12:31 PM
    Moderator