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Re: st: setting memory on network stata on Windows XP

From   JP Azevedo <>
Subject   Re: st: setting memory on network stata on Windows XP
Date   Mon, 12 Sep 2005 08:46:51 -0300

Hello Ada,

My understand is that the maximum amoung of memory that you will be
able to access on a Windows OS running on a 32bits plataform will be
2Gb (regardless of the amoung of ram that you have installed in your

In order to overcome this problem you would have to move to a 64bits
architecture (this involves changing the hardware + os). There has
been lots of exchange on this subject on the list.


Joao Pedro

On 9/12/05, Ma, Ada <> wrote:
> Hi Statalist,
> I know this is a v often asked question but I have looked around a bit and
> already installed the patch (Microsoft hotfix 8944472), I wonder if there
> are other things I can do.
> I'm on a Windows XP with 3GB of memory using STATA 9, calling up the STATA
> program from a network drive.  Before I install the patch I could only
> increase my memory up to 800m, after I have installed the patch I can
> increase to 1400m but still fall v far short from the 3GB that's on my
> computer.  I have tried the fix that should only apply to users of
> Windows95/98/NT and alter the system.ini file and still it wouldn't allow me
> to set mem more than 1400m.  Any thoughts?
> All comments welcome.  Thanks a lot in advance!
> Cheers,
> Ada
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> Health Economics Research Unit
> University of Aberdeen, UK.
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