Okay yesterday i just bought an additional (2 x 1GB) of ram on ebay.DDR2 6400 OCZ @ 800 mhz.when i added them on with the other 2 gb(2x 1. Windows 32-bit has the support to go beyond 4GB limit by mapping the extra physical memory addresses to page files. So, its memory architecture supports it. You need to ask Linus Torvald why he does not design such similar memory architecture to take advantage of the extra physical memory addresses if they exist outside 4GB limit. The 64gb Windows XP patch breaks a common myth we believe: 32-bit Windows is limited to 4gb of ram. With this patch, 32-bit Windows XP can utilize up to 64gb of memory! Now there's no need to upgrade to Windows XP 64-bit, Vista, 7, 8, or 10 just to use the full ram of. Meaning no single program can access more than the 4gb limit no matter how much ram you have availble in the system, correct? Not that this is relevent to the OP but I just wanted to make sure i was right. Fastpictureviewer. The OS can have lots of memory but each process (in Windows and Linux at least) is limited to 3.2GB or so.
Windows Xp 64-bit
1st user ' How do you get XP 32-bit to address > 4 GB RAM? That's an OS limitation at least out of the box. ' ---- I agree with this statement
but second user replied 'Physical Address Extension has been available for NT-based systems since Windows 3.5. The limitation is that each APPLICATION running has a 4GB limit, not the OS as a whole.
Now with that said, Windows does try to limit the maximum still to 4GB, but PAE actually supports much more, and you CAN enable that ability. It's not appropriate for me to post that here but a hint is that XP and Server 2003 Enterprise are in almost every way the same OS.'
Does it make any sense what the 2nd user is trying to explain?if yes how can one enable 32bit XP to see / take advantage of more than 4gb ram
Few minutes later he said 'The 'patches' are merely enabling some options that Windows Server 2003 already has. (XP equ 2003) And the licensing policy mumbo jumbo is precisely why I can't post links to the instructions. It's against the TOS for this forum. It's not hard, though. I had XP with 8GB of RAM on my old laptop. I only use 7 on this laptop because the discreet graphics don't work in XP. If someone is ever able to hack the Insyde BIOS in this laptop, I'll completely disable the Intel chip and install XP for SURE. '
Anyone has any idea what he's talking about? I'm lost