MemoryError, can I use more?

Diez B. Roggisch deets at
Sat Feb 13 17:40:21 CET 2010

Am 13.02.10 17:18, schrieb Anssi Saari:
> Nobody<nobody at>  writes:
>> A single process can't use much more than 2GiB of RAM without a 64-bit CPU
>> and OS.
> That's not really true. Even Windows XP has the /3GB boot option to
> allow 3 GiB per process. On PCs, free operating systems and server
> Windows can use PAE to give access to full 4 GB per process.

No, PAE can be used to access much more memory than 4GB - albeit through 
paging. AFAIK up to 2^36 Bytes.


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