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Date:      Thu, 29 Nov 2012 16:11:56 +0400
From:      Ilya Kazakevich <kazakevichilya@gmail.com>
To:        Jakub Lach <jakub_lach@mailplus.pl>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: i386 vs amd64
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Hello,

On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 2:57 PM, Bill Tillman <btillman99@yahoo.com> wrote:

> i386 will not see anything above 4 GB


Actually you *can* give access to >4Gb RAM for your system: PAE allows you
to use 36 bits instead of 32 to address your memory (and supported till
Pentium Pro) but that is only for OS (32bit apps would see 4Gb only).

Anyway, I have not seen any troubles with 64bit installations.

Ilya.



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