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Re: st: Memory allocation version 10 versus 9

From   "Douglas T Gurak" <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   Re: st: Memory allocation version 10 versus 9
Date   Thu, 13 Sep 2007 09:57:43 -0400 (EDT)

An earlier reply to this query pointed to a FAQ at

This FAQ is very helpful and has a link to a Microsoft hotfix. That patch
to XP does work and does so better than the reply indicated (it suggested
a maximum under 1G). Prior to installing the fix I could access 745M RAM
in Version 10 and 938M RAM in version 9 on my 2GB 32 bit computer. After
installation of the fix I could access 1245M in both versions. Rebooting
without start-up programs and in other streamlined configurations makes no
difference. You will probably have to periodically reinstall the hotfix,
since XP updates seem to nullify it.


Arne Mastekaasa wrote:
> Hello Stata users,
> Under Windows XP 32 bit I am able to allocate 900m of memory under Stata
9, but only 600m under Stata 10 (-set memory- command). Anybody else
experienced this? Can anything be done? (other than changing to 64 bit
> Thanks!
> Arne
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Douglas T. Gurak
Polson Institute for Global Development
Department of Development Sociology
Cornell University
Ithaca NY 14853
Phone: 607 255-1692
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