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Interesting read about 32bit using more than 4GB ram

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  • Started 2 years ago by Hermitt
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Hermitt
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http://www.unawave.de/windows-.....ml?lang=EN

Jim

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Lighthouse
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What a great find Jim. Very interesting, thank you :)

Will sticky it for a few days.

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Hermitt
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Thanks LH.
BTW: Where did you Sticky it cuz I can only find it by searching the thread title???

Jim

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CompWiz
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Good looking lady towards the left hand side...(scroll down a bit ; )

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Lighthouse
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Jim, I think a few people would be interested in this, and I didn't want to see it drop off the front page.
It's on the main all forums page. (Latest Discussions)

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raphoenix
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The Why? Answered.

SOURCE: wikipedia.org

Microsoft Windows implements PAE if booted with the appropriate option, but current 32-bit desktop editions enforce the physical address space within 4GB even in PAE mode. According to Geoff Chappell, Microsoft limits 32-bit versions of Windows to 4GB as a matter of its licensing policy, and Microsoft Technical Fellow Mark Russinovich says that some drivers were found to be unstable when encountering physical addresses above 4GB.

[ Unofficial kernel patches for Windows Vista and Windows 7 32-bit are available that break this enforced limitation, though the stability is not guaranteed. ]

Physical Address Extension (PAE)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P....._Extension

Rick P.

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Hermitt
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Thanks again LH. Yep, I finally found it by clicking every clickable link on HTG. <LOL>
Good place for it. In the wrong hands (Newbies), I think this could end up being a Nightmare.

Jim

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Lighthouse
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Jim, if you can't navigate around HTG by now, like a whirling Dervish. Then you should be ashamed of yourself !

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Hermitt
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@ LH. I agree, but I was sleepy. LOL
Hey, a bad excuse is better than none. <Grin>

Jim

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SarahJames
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Now I'm curious if this works with Vista :)

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vistual
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@SJ, ++
"Now I'm curious if this works with Vista :) "
me too!

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Lighthouse
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Should do, but I don't have a machine I can try it on.

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SarahJames
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The app doesn't run on Vista. Other than that I haven't had time to mess with this (or with themes etc., Vissy ;)).

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Lighthouse
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Interesting, cos 7 uses Vistas core.

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SarahJames
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Yes, but it is just the app that doesn't work, since it has been designed to replace the win7 kernel. Should be possible to adapt the vista one, but not looking in to this right now.
I will be interested though if someone else get's hold of the appropriate vista SP2 kernel :D. I always have an image at hand, so in that case I'd give it a shot.

And yes, I know, I'm being lazy with computers at the moment <LOL>.
I have a new job, a litter of pups and just bought me a stack of books I want to read.
So the pc is just being used at the moment, no messing with it, since it looks pretty darn good as it is :)))

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gregoryshock125
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I was wondering the same thing. Plus I was wondering if this would work on Vista?

Fully transparent window frame

http://www.unawave.de/aufhuebs.....ml?lang=EN

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Hermitt
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BUMP

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owen123
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Can't get it to work on windows 7, apparently the dowload has a virus

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