will /3GB help?

will /3GB help?

Post by timoth » Wed, 08 Jan 2003 11:09:35

My nodes got only 2 GB memory each. Do i need to add
a /3GB in the boot.ini? my purpose is to limit the OS to
access up to 1 GB memory.

will /3GB help?

Post by Bas Kersten [M » Thu, 09 Jan 2003 22:30:41

Hi Timothy,

No, if I userstand you correctly will this not work. Adding /3gb will
give your application (sql) the possibility to take more than 2 gb  
and you don't have that available. See also the following link for
detailed info:


If you want 1gb available for the os could you consider to give 1gb
fixed to sql so that it leaves 1gb for the OS.


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