/3gb switch with xp sp2

Is anyone using the /3 gb switch with service pack 2 for xp pro? Any problems with installation? Can't find any info on using it! Please help!

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Working great for me.

Assuming you are "not" using a AMD 64: Copy & past the last line of your boot.ini file. Change one line to include the /3gb as shown

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /3gb multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect

The top line XP will be the 3 gig switch. The bottom line will be as before, about 1.66 gigs per app The reason for 2 listing for operating systems is you will now be offered a choice at boot up, to run the 3 gb switch or not. If you have a problem booting with the switch you can shut down and and choose the lower line to boot normally. Run a Google search (3gb switch) as there is other info out there.

Good Luck Mike

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Michael Eckstein

"Michael Eckstein" wrote in news: snipped-for-privacy@corp.supernews.com:

Interesting. Just out of curiosity, how does an Athlon64 affect the process?

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Dale Dunn


Why do you say "Assuming you are "not" using a AMD 64:" ? I have enabled it on my machine as a dual boot but seldom use/need it.


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I have a AMD 64 and was told to use 4\3gb instead of /3gb for the switch.


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Michael Eckstein

I am on the phone with MS right now for the patch for SP1 of XP. My customer service rep had asked if I wanted the x86 or the xi386 version. According to her manager they do not make a difference in this case. Anyone find different?

Ken Maren

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I don't know the difference - the one we are using is the x86 one. Make sure you read all the past threads on the 3gb switch so you know what to expect.


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Wayne Tiffany

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