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Re: st: Increase memory allocation on 64-bit machine with 8GB of Ram


From   Alan Riley <ariley@stata.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Increase memory allocation on 64-bit machine with 8GB of Ram
Date   Mon, 12 Nov 2012 13:14:39 -0600

Erasmo Giambona (e.giambona@gmail.com) has a 64-bit machine with 8 GB
of RAM, but is only able to get 1.4 GB of RAM for Stata 10:
> I have a 64-bit machine using windows 7 with 8GB of ram. I am using
> Stata 10. The system only allows me to allocate 1.4GB of RAM to Stata.
> Is there a way to get around this limitation?

Stata 12 and Stata 11 have platform-independent licenses, so when you
get a Stata license it works on Windows, Mac, Linux, etc. and on 32-bit
and 64-bit varieties.

Stata 10, however, had platform-specific licenses, so when users bought
a license they needed to specify exactly what platform (including 32-bit
vs. 64-bit) it was for.

Given what Erasmo described, the copy of Stata 10 must be a version for
32-bit Windows.  That will run on 64-bit Windows, but can't allocate
all the memory on Erasmo's system.

Erasmo should contact service@stata.com with the Stata serial number
(type -about- in Stata to see the license information), and they will
be happy to help convert the license to a 64-bit license.  Erasmo will
need to uninstall the current 32-bit version of Stata 10, install the
64-bit version of Stata 10 in its place, and put in new 64-bit license
codes.

--Alan
(ariley@stata.com)
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