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


From   "Ada Ma" <pec187@abdn.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Re: setting memory on network stata on Windows XP
Date   Tue, 13 Sep 2005 22:09:18 +0100

Hi Micheal,

How do I do the switch?

Do I go into the boot.ini file and edit it?  If this it the case what should
I write in the file?

A pointer to a webpage telling me how to do it would be greatly appreciated.

I'm still struggling with this problem.

Thanks!

Ada

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu 
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of 
> Michael Blasnik
> Sent: 12 September 2005 13:03
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: st: Re: setting memory on network stata on Windows XP
> 
> 
> I'm not sure how much this will help, but have you tried 
> using the /3GB 
> switch in boot.ini?  According to MS, this switch will give 
> applications up 
> to 3GB of memory instead of the usual 2GB limit, but the 
> application must be 
> set up to take advatage of this (using a flag in the file 
> header) and I'm 
> not sure if Stata has this setting.
> 
> Michael Blasnik
> michael.blasnik@verizon.net
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Ma, Ada" <a.ma@abdn.ac.uk>
> To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
> Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 7:24 AM
> Subject: st: setting memory on network stata on Windows XP
> 
> 
> > 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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