2 GB limit

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The 2 GB limit refers to a physical memory barrier for a process running on a 32-bit operating system, which can only have a maximum of 2 GiB.[1] It could also refer to the maximum inherited file size for the FAT16, which is 2 GiB. [2] The problem mainly effects 32 bit operating systems like Microsoft Windows versions and some variants of Linux, although some flavors can overcome this barrier.[citation needed] It is also found in servers like FTP servers or embedded systems like Xbox.[citation needed]. The use of a Physical Address Extension can help break this barrier.


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