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Paging File - DL380 G4

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gary_227
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Paging File - DL380 G4

I have a new DL380 G4 with 3gigs of RAM. Windows suggests a recommended paging file of 4606 MB but when I try to set it to this or anything higher it errors with the following message:
"Enter a maximum page file size that is greater than or equal to the initial page file size, and less than 4096 MB"

So why is there a limit of 4096 MB and why does windows recommend more than this and then error out?
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Oleg Koroz
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Re: Paging File - DL380 G4

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http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;283037

....The program is not aware that any of the memory that it uses resides in the range greater than 4 GB, just as a program is not aware that the memory it has requested is actually in the page file ....

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;555223
gary_227
Occasional Advisor

Re: Paging File - DL380 G4

Great, thanks! So would you say I would gain much by adding the /PAE switch? This server is a dedicated backup server running backup exec so its going to be hit hard during backup runs.
Also the one thing that concerns me is that the article talks about 4GB "physical memory"
I only have 3GB physical and the rest virtual?!?
Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor

Re: Paging File - DL380 G4


What I believe you have to tell to system to use space more that 4GB as by default O/S see only 4096 and equally Page file canâ t be set more than that.
From boot.ini file set /PAE and remove /3GB


what else could be
Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor

Re: Paging File - DL380 G4

Windows 2000 Professional: 4 GB
Windows 2000 Standard Server: 4 GB
Windows 2000 Advanced Server: 8GB
Windows 2000 Datacenter Server: 32GB
Windows XP Professional: 4 GB
Windows Server 2003 Web Edition: 2 GB
Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition: 4 GB
Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition: 32 GB
Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition: 64 GB