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How much maximum RAM and number of processors core's can I have with win 2008 /32 server?

    Question

  • Hello,

    I have production server running win 2008 32 (VM), which is dying for resources.

    How much maximum RAM and number of  processors core's can I have with win 2008 /32 server?

    I can see conflicting results via google and want to confirm,

    Will it support 8gb of RAM and 4 cores of processor upgrade.

    Thanks

    Tuesday, June 18, 2013 5:01 PM

Answers

  • Hello,

    Here  is the official post from Microsoft:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/bb414778.aspx

    Component Requirement
    Processor

    • Minimum: 1 GHz (x86 processor) or 1.4 GHz (x64 processor)
    • Recommended: 2 GHz or faster

    Note: An Intel Itanium 2 processor is required for Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems.

    Memory • Minimum: 512 MB RAM
    • Recommended: 2 GB RAM or greater
    • Maximum (32-bit systems): 4 GB (Standard) or 64 GB (Enterprise and Datacenter)
    • Maximum (64-bit systems): 32 GB (Standard) or 1 TB (Enterprise and Datacenter) or 2 TB (Itanium-Based Systems)
    Available Disk Space

    • Minimum: 10 GB
    • Recommended: 40 GB or greater

    Note: Computers with more than 16 GB of RAM will require more disk space for paging, hibernation, and dump files.

    Drive DVD-ROM drive
    Display and Peripherals • Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution monitor
    • Keyboard
    • Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device

    Isaac Oben MCITP:EA, MCSE,MCC View my MCP Certifications

    • Marked as answer by Beadmin Thursday, June 20, 2013 7:29 AM
    Tuesday, June 18, 2013 5:32 PM

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  • Hello,

    Here  is the official post from Microsoft:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/bb414778.aspx

    Component Requirement
    Processor

    • Minimum: 1 GHz (x86 processor) or 1.4 GHz (x64 processor)
    • Recommended: 2 GHz or faster

    Note: An Intel Itanium 2 processor is required for Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems.

    Memory • Minimum: 512 MB RAM
    • Recommended: 2 GB RAM or greater
    • Maximum (32-bit systems): 4 GB (Standard) or 64 GB (Enterprise and Datacenter)
    • Maximum (64-bit systems): 32 GB (Standard) or 1 TB (Enterprise and Datacenter) or 2 TB (Itanium-Based Systems)
    Available Disk Space

    • Minimum: 10 GB
    • Recommended: 40 GB or greater

    Note: Computers with more than 16 GB of RAM will require more disk space for paging, hibernation, and dump files.

    Drive DVD-ROM drive
    Display and Peripherals • Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution monitor
    • Keyboard
    • Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device

    Isaac Oben MCITP:EA, MCSE,MCC View my MCP Certifications

    • Marked as answer by Beadmin Thursday, June 20, 2013 7:29 AM
    Tuesday, June 18, 2013 5:32 PM
  • Will it support 8gb of RAM and 4 cores of processor upgrade.

    Yes, only if the  WS 2008 32bit edition is Enterprise or Datacenter.

    WS 2008 32bit Std has max 4 GB memory limit.

    WS 2008 32bit Std and Web editions supports 4 Sockets, Enterprise edition supports 8 sockets and datacenter edition supports max 32 sockets.

    Please refer following 

    Compare WS 2008 Technical Features and Specifications

    Physical Memory Limits: Windows Server 2008


    Regards, Santosh

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    Tuesday, June 18, 2013 5:44 PM
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  • If you are keen to run Windows 2008 with 8GB of RAM , I would reckon to go for windows 2008 R2 64bit
    Tuesday, June 18, 2013 8:39 PM
  • Thanks for the reply,

    This is old production server with lot of dependencies, so no choice to upgrade at the moment.

    I have added 4 core CPU's and 8 GB of RAM to this win 2008 32 standard and its rocking now.

    It is detecting 8 Gb properly and working fine, so 4gb does not seems right or probably increased some where in SP 2.

    Regards

    Beadmin


    • Edited by Beadmin Thursday, June 20, 2013 7:31 AM clearfy
    Thursday, June 20, 2013 7:29 AM