by saitokokeimei - 12/11/08 1:07 PM
In Reply to: pagefile. by cyxapebpek
K. I knew what pagefiling was versus RAM, but when googling and looking through discussion forums, some people seemed convinced that pagefile space would still have to count as the max memory namespace of 4GB on Win XP 32 bit. Makes sense.... if Windows can only register and address 4GB of memory, it seems like that would include pagefiles also.
Also, my brother was debating upgrading his ram. he has 2 gb of ram, 1gb on his gfx card, and vista premium 32 bit, and I wasn't sure exactly how much memory he could use. I've read from several locations that his gfx card would count toward the max memory. I've also read that with PAE, although it extends the memory addresses, since it still limits 2GB per application, you can only hit 4GB or more if you have a large enough pagefile.
It's confusing to me though because I've read it from so many different people.
I thought DEP was more of an antiviral thing than a memory flow thing. Microsoft says it will cause a performance decrease when enabled, and I've also seen proof that using PAE causes processes to use more memory than usual (from 16kb to 28kb before-and-after PAE), but since it seems to be enabled by default for anything past SP2 WinXP, and everyone is using it, I'm not worried about it.
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