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post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
First off, forgive my ignorance if the answer is simple. I've search everywhere for it but found nothing.


Now on to the question.

In the next couple of days I have my pre-ordered edition of Windows 8 arriving to replace an older OS. However having looked at requirements I am not sure of one small thing.

The requirements for Win8 require PAE, SSE2 and NX.

While my motherboard and cpu both support the SSE2 & NX parts I can't find mention of PAE anywhere. However from threads I've read online PAE is a mandatory item for NX, so would I be right in suggesting that as long as NX is supported then PAE is too?

System Spec is below for reference.

Asus Sabertooth 990FX Rev1
AMD Phenom ii X4 965 @ 3.41GHz
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz RAM
Nvidia GTX 550ti 1GB
OCZ Agility 3 60gb
Samsung Spinpoint 500GB
OCZ ModXPro 600W


Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

My Thanks.
post #2 of 8
No idea what you are on about, but yes any CPU will be able to run windows 8, it just depends how fast.
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
My apologies for not being clear. I'm somewhat dazed from a lengthy day of work.
Normally I'm very quick off the mark to spot things like this but I felt I needed a fresh pair of eyes.

According to Microsofts website these are the specifications that are required for Windows 8 to run.



Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2 (more info)

RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)

Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver


Physical Address Extension (PAE), NX processor bit (NX), and Streaming SIMD Extensions 2 (SSE2)


As fair as I'm aware my system supports everything but PAE, but since every single resource I've found mentions PAE as being a pre-requisite of NX, then I would assume by default that PAE is included in my setup.


As far as speed goes I can boot Windows 7 in just under 20 seconds and shutdown in under 10 so Windows 8 shouldn't be too much different (Considering Microsoft have made one of its selling points its speed)

Perhaps this is a little clearer.
post #4 of 8
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My apologies for not being clear. I'm somewhat dazed from a lengthy day of work.
Normally I'm very quick off the mark to spot things like this but I felt I needed a fresh pair of eyes.
According to Microsofts website these are the specifications that are required for Windows 8 to run.
Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2 (more info)
RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
Physical Address Extension (PAE), NX processor bit (NX), and Streaming SIMD Extensions 2 (SSE2)
As fair as I'm aware my system supports everything but PAE, but since every single resource I've found mentions PAE as being a pre-requisite of NX, then I would assume by default that PAE is included in my setup.
As far as speed goes I can boot Windows 7 in just under 20 seconds and shutdown in under 10 so Windows 8 shouldn't be too much different (Considering Microsoft have made one of its selling points its speed)
Perhaps this is a little clearer.
As stated i have no idea about the technology that these CPU's use, but i know 1100000000000% that any CPU , will work with windows 8 as long as it's over 1Ghz.
These instructions really don't mean anything seriously.
It will work just fine thumb.gif
post #5 of 8
PAE is generally an extension so 32 bit OS can swap out between extra space in > 4 GiB of RAM environments.

It's really nothing to worry about.
If your system runs Windows 7 it will run Windows 8.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa366796(v=vs.85).aspx

It's probably just as mentioned in the article a requirement for running things like DEP in a 32 bit environment on a 64 bit platform. I'd imagine you're installing a 64 bit version, so the entire thing is fairly irrelevant.
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post #6 of 8
Yep, like beers said (and linked to) PAE stands for Physical Address Extension, and it was originally used in servers to allow them to address additional memory on a 32 bit machine.

And like its been said, if you're installing 64bit Win8, you won't be using it anyway, as one of the main points behind 64bit OS's is that you can address more than 4GB.

You should be good to go smile.gif.

Good luck smile.gif.
Edited by logan - 10/26/12 at 10:43am
post #7 of 8

PAE has to do with 32-bit systems and the 4GB memory limit. But you don't have to know that, since I already know that Win8 will work with AMD processors. The proof is my setup thumb.gif

post #8 of 8
you need pae for nx to work ,so you have it
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