3gig switch

pewe

New Member
#1
Is anyone familiar with a method to increase accessible ram in win7 which is referenced as the "/3gig switch" which apparently involves a change to the boot file and for safety it seems best to add a new line to boot ini rather than modify the main one.

Has anyone come across this, or know how to set it up.

Thanks.
 

pewe

New Member
#3
Thanks for the link.

Just to check (not very experienced in this), would I be right in assuming that the PAE option can be used to access memory beyond 4GB?

I only have 4GB on my system and what I want to do is access as much of the memory as I can - up to 4gb.

How do I do this?
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#4
By installing a 64-bit version of Windows.


Addendum:


These workarounds will only allow applications that specifically implement PAE support to use up to 4GB.
 
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#5
Assuming the user has a 64-bit capable system. This article by Microsoft can help: "Memory Support and Windows Operating Systems" - search the Microsoft web site.
 
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