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    Hi,

    I have a system with 12Gb memory which I want to sell on eBay ... I believe that if you add the switch /PAE to BOOT.INI it should make that memory available or at least some of it but the maximum I can get is 3.25Gb.

    Obviously I know I should get a better OS but I am selling it and XP Pro 32bit is what I have a license for so, any ideas?

    Kyu
    J C Rocks (An Aspiring Author's Journey)
    The Abyssal Void War: Stars, Hide Your Fires

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    Re: Physical Address Extension?

    All you will see in XP is 3.25GB as its the OS that reports it.

    PAE will allow you to access the full 12GB.

    Or downlaod and install a 64-bit Linux variant and allow the user to choose.

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    • #3
      Re: Physical Address Extension?

      Originally posted by wullieb1 View Post
      All you will see in XP is 3.25GB as its the OS that reports it. PAE will allow you to access the full 12GB.
      I don't quite understand how.

      Originally posted by wullieb1 View Post
      Or download and install a 64-bit Linux variant and allow the user to choose
      Yes good idea ... I'll see if Ubuntu does a 64bit version

      Thanks

      EDIT: OK, slight problem ... found the 64bit version but the ISO's name seems to imply it's an AMD version only. Any ideas?

      Kyu
      Last edited by Kyuuketsuki; 2nd November 2009, 10:08.
      J C Rocks (An Aspiring Author's Journey)
      The Abyssal Void War: Stars, Hide Your Fires

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      • #4
        Re: Physical Address Extension?

        If you're selling it, why does it matter what OS is on it? My guess is that the buyer will put the OS of their choice on it.

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        • #5
          Re: Physical Address Extension?

          Originally posted by joeqwerty View Post
          If you're selling it, why does it matter what OS is on it? My guess is that the buyer will put the OS of their choice on it.
          Outside of making sure it works with various OS's, attention to detail I'd say ... in my opinion little things like that can reflect in the number of interested parties and thus ultimate selling price. That's important because I want to buy other new kit with what I make from this sale

          Kyu
          J C Rocks (An Aspiring Author's Journey)
          The Abyssal Void War: Stars, Hide Your Fires

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          • #6
            Re: Physical Address Extension?

            Originally posted by Kyuuketsuki View Post
            I don't quite understand how.



            Yes good idea ... I'll see if Ubuntu does a 64bit version

            Thanks

            EDIT: OK, slight problem ... found the 64bit version but the ISO's name seems to imply it's an AMD version only. Any ideas?

            Kyu
            Have a look here for and explanation on PAE http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/system...AE/PAEdrv.mspx

            Regarding the Ubuntu problem, no idea as i don't use it.

            Try something like fedora or SUSE.

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