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I have CentOS 5.8 32bit with 1GB of guaranteed memory. With Burst memory I'm on 2GB.

I'm thinking of upgrading my guaranteed RAM to 2GB making my Burst 4GB. I know a 32 bit system can't (normally) handle more than ~3GB ram.

My question is: Is the max RAM including burst, still ~3GB?

If not: This means I can upgrade my system to a 2GB guaranteed ram with 4GB burst without exceeding the memory limit.

If so: I'm buying a new system installing 64but from scratch.

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Can you link us to what actual product/service you're looking at please 'burst memory' is a seemingly over-flexible marketing term rather than being a defined technical term - so if we can read the T's & C's of the product we can understand what they mean. Either way go 64-bit. –  Chopper3 Aug 7 '12 at 23:16
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Note that 32-bit does not necessarily mean there is a 4GB memory limit. Using PAE, x86 processors can access a physical address space larger than 4GB. –  nojak Aug 7 '12 at 23:39
    
@Chopper3 The virualization type is OpenVZ. I have no further information about the VPS. –  Webscrabbler Aug 8 '12 at 8:31
    
As in who are you buying this from, the company. –  Chopper3 Aug 8 '12 at 8:39
    
@Chopper3 versio.nl –  Webscrabbler Aug 13 '12 at 19:53
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