I've been doing a lot of reading on mining and software related to mining but I can't quite get my head wrapped around the specific nature of what is being hashed together. So far I feel like the current block header, and a nonce are hashed together in hopes of finding a hash that is less than the current target, if it is, you get 25BTC. Here's where I am confused, according to the psuedocode https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/a/3047 . The only value that changes is the nonce, and that is a fixed possible hex/integer ex: from 0 to 0xFFFFFFFF.
How is it that the difficulty can increase if there are a finite number of attempts to change the nonce?
Am I right about hashing together the block header with the nonce?
I referenced this https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Proof_of_work and it makes perfect sense.. except for the fact that I still feel like the nonce is the only value that changes.
Maybe the 32-bit nonce yields way more possibilities that I can fathom and hashing together every possible nonce value is actually what is done.