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(Solved) - 32 bit 4GB "unlock" question..

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  • Started 4 years ago by cobija
  • Latest reply from ispalten
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cobija
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I found this a while back, and really didnt have any time to ask..basically it says to run this "patch" that edits a dll to allow 32 bit OS's to accept the full 4GB, if you are running 4GB, which i am..what do you guys think??

http://www.raymond.cc/blog/arc.....gb-memory/

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whs
whs
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Looks like PAE (in Russian). There is plenty of opinions on the web about it - mostly negative. And then you have to check whether your system supports PAE.

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cobija
Posts: 331

so you are saying that this isnt going to work??

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cobija
Posts: 331

Sorry, double post for some weird reason...

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cobija
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plus, i dont know why microsoft would hold away that 512MB RAM from us 32 bit users w/ 4GB. they say its for PCI slots and stuff

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lukeocom
lukeocom
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what i find interesting is that some laptops show the full 4gb. My sisters new Toshiba for example...

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ispalten
ispalten
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Look HERE for a good explanation of the 3GB 'limit'. HERE is another one to look at.

Also look at this MS KB Article on the subject, specifically the /3GB and /PAE switches. Some systems will support these, as will some apps. These 2 might have something to do with different systems reporting more memory available I would think?

Irv

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