how much ram showing in xp w/Boot camp?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by rockinrocker, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. rockinrocker macrumors 65816

    rockinrocker

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    i'm only getting 2 gigs (out of 6) to show up.
    i had thought that xp could address (is that the right word?) up to 4 total w/ a limit of 2 going to any single app.

    i wonder, could it be because it'll only see the first 2 sticks which are currently 1x1?

    this is more of a curiosity than a pressing issue since i'm just running xp for games, but it's not outside the realm of possibility that i may want to run windows only audio apps at some point so i figured i'd do a little research...
     
  2. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    It should see 3GB. 32 bit version of xp, right?
     
  3. CarlosG macrumors member

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    You have to use the /3gb switch to access more than 2GB in Windaz.

    Read here.
     
  4. rockinrocker thread starter macrumors 65816

    rockinrocker

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    yep.
     
  5. rockinrocker thread starter macrumors 65816

    rockinrocker

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    correct me if i'm wrong here, but i was under the impression that the 3 gig switch is used to let an app utilize 3 gigs, rather than the os.
     

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