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Re: a few simple questions about AMD64 version of Debian

On Tuesday 19 December 2006 07:00 am, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 18, 2006 at 08:47:33PM -0500, Douglas Tutty wrote:
> > Does this mean that when 4 GB sticks come out I can have 16 GB on my
> > Athlon 3800+?
> Well every board I have seen so far says that you can only use up to
> 2GB sticks, so I would say the answer is probably no.  I don't actually
> know what the maximum theoretical size of a DDR2 DIMM is (although
> there certainly is one).

I haven't noticed any desktop-class motherboards that support larger than 
2 GB DDR DIMMS.  But I don't follow desktop-class hardware too closely.

The Tyan Thunder K8S/K8SR/K8SD Pro (S2882) server boards that we have here 
(pushing two years old) support 4 GB ECC DDR DIMMs, giving a total of 32 
GB RAM (8 slots) (not that we've put in more than 16 GB yet, 2 GB DIMMs 
are expensive enough).  These are beautiful boards, using AMD and VIA 
chipsets that are fully supported by FreeBSD, Linux, and Windows XP/2K3.  
I have yet to find a nicer server board out there.

Freddie Cash, LPIC-2 CCNT CCLP      Network Support Technician
School District 73                  (250) 377-HELP [377-4357]

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