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Originally Posted by Robilar View Post
You could go to XP 64 Bit. that is what I am currently using. Its just as fast as XP32 bit and so far I have had no driver issues.
XP x64 is a horrible OS compared to Vista x64. It was a rushed release, and has quite a few problems, although it does run well, it by no means runs anywhere near as good as Vista x64, but unless you're just in love with XP, then by all means I would move to x64 for the time being.
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I can tell you from experience that PAE is a waste of time. It either does not work, or brings a host of problems along with it.
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post #13 of 21
If you want more memory to be utilized, move to 64 bit. Vista if possible. Simple as that.
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Originally Posted by halifax1 View Post
XP x64 is a horrible OS compared to Vista x64. It was a rushed release, and has quite a few problems, although it does run well, it by no means runs anywhere near as good as Vista x64, but unless you're just in love with XP, then by all means I would move to x64 for the time being.
When was the last time you ran it? Initially there was a lack of driver support but with the release of 64 bit vista, that changed.

don't make blanket statements about products you are not actually using....

I have not had a single issue with any game or application I am currently running. Also, I have found current drivers for all of my hardware.

I am by no means in love with XP, I run vista on two of my systems as well.
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I can tell you from experience that PAE is a waste of time. It either does not work, or brings a host of problems along with it.
But that is not what you said in the first post. In order to help people, it is important to try to be impartial at times, give them the sources, and also any warnings/pertinent info you deem to be important.

But flat out saying no isn't helping anyone, nor is it a true statement.
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when i first started using 3GB PAE was enabled by default since there was a 2GB of page file as well
will try again when i get the 4th stick back from RMA.
    
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post #17 of 21
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When was the last time you ran it? Initially there was a lack of driver support but with the release of 64 bit vista, that changed.

don't make blanket statements about products you are not actually using....

I have not had a single issue with any game or application I am currently running. Also, I have found current drivers for all of my hardware.

I am by no means in love with XP, I run vista on two of my systems as well.
It wasn't a blank statement. I don't have to be using it right this moment to make a statement about it. Vista x64 is superior to XP x64. I used XP x64 for years until September when I moved to Vista x64. I didn't say there were any driver problems. I said there are numerous problems with that release, and it's by no means as stable as Vista x64. It's not a bad OS, I use it before I use XP x86.

Driver support was flawless for me, but there are a heap of problems with it, most behind the scenes with structures. It was just too released for 64 bit technology. I'm not even sure if it's still supported fully, but I never said it was awful, I just said it wasn't as good as Vista x64.
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post #18 of 21
Fair enough. We can agree to disagree then.

I have 3 systems with XP 64 and two with Vista 64. I have two rigs identical in parts (my sig rig and a duplicate), one with XP 64 and one with Vista 64. Both have been running virtually non stop for a couple of months. Neither has crashed or given any issues of any kind.

For benches, the XP 64 system is faster in everything (excepting vantage of course).

I expect XP64 support will eventually fade out but for now I prefer it.
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post #19 of 21
Just to point out, I never had a problem with XP x64.

Vista is better imo though..

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You sure can. You can try enabling PAE. I dont know how well it works, but here is everything you need. And to those who didnt even try to help in this thread, why did you have to be so short about a simple question? Would I use PAE, no, I would just run Vista 64, but that still doesnt mean I cant help the OP with his question.

There is a work-around for the 4Gb memory issue. Microsoft 's work-around is known as Physical Address Extension, or PAE. This is an option if your hardware supports PAE, and only works with 32 bit operating systems:
Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 products.

Microsoft




What PAE is:
You forgot to include the * note in your screen shot, which says:

* Total physical address space is limited to 4 GB on these versions of Windows.

This means that XP 32-bit with PAE still will only address 4GB of memory, including video RAM (which has to be mapped into the physical address space). So you're right back where you started.
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