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Author Topic: RAM & Virtualisation  (Read 1810 times)

Clive

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RAM & Virtualisation
« on: October 20, 2009, 10:38:31 PM »
I've read that Win XP 32 bit can only see/use (I'm no ubergeek  :-[ so not sure which is the correct adjective) between 3 -3.5 GiB. If there's more than that installed is it possible to use this "extra" memory to create a virtual drive or to assign it to a virtualised process such as a virtual OS?

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Re: RAM & Virtualisation
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2009, 01:15:26 AM »
See way back here when we had an enlightening discussion about the various RAM drive software available.

As for assigning it to a virtual OS, I think the only way is to create a RAM drive, copy the HDD image of the virtual OS to it and then run it but it will still steal whatever RAM it uses from XP, ie. anything less than the 3.5GB boundary.

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Re: RAM & Virtualisation
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2009, 01:27:42 AM »
yeah, basically with a 32bit OS, you will not be able to access any extra memory, period.

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Re: RAM & Virtualisation
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2009, 02:10:26 AM »
yeah, basically with a 32bit OS, you will not be able to access any extra memory, period.
With a 32bit client version of Windows you can't - with server versions, or non-artificially-limited OSes you can.
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