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What would happen if you threw 32-bit Windows onto a PC with 4+ GB VRAM?

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At least back in the XP days, VRAM was assigned to the lowest portion of the address space. Not sure if Windows 10 is any smarter, but how would it deal with not being able to "see" any main memory at all?
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The system would only utilize 4Gb of ram. So anything beyond 4Gb would be unusable.

You could always try the PAE patch. I've heard of it, but never used it:

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

The article only states it is supported by Windows 7...
Edited by ericeod - 4/15/17 at 10:06pm
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Windows cant even see 4gbs ram, Im sure its 3.4gbs or so

I have PAE enabled on Advanced server 2000 and have 8gbs ram and 4 cpus

PAE doesnt always work win2k pro cant address more than 3.4gbs

     
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