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Re: st: Set memory problems - reply from Stata Tech support

From   "Karen Wright" <[email protected]>
To   <[email protected]>
Subject   Re: st: Set memory problems - reply from Stata Tech support
Date   Tue, 12 Jan 2010 12:28:16 +0000

Of course!!!  but as I am unfortunately not too brilliant with the techinical side of things I did not understand how much of the hard-drive memory available could/could not be allocated to RAM.  I thought that technical support would be more informed as to how much of it is appliable.  I'm afraid I took the easy way out of asking someone who did understand and could decipher, rather than learning about the insides of my computer!!  Unfortunately i may have to take time to do this in the future though!  I found the Stata reply very helpful and informative and thought that I should share it incase people like me (who do not understnad the intricacies of how computers memory works!) were wondering why they could not increase -set mem-.

>>> Neil Shephard <[email protected]> 12/01/2010 12:20 >>>
You didn't mention in your post that the 140Gb was hard-drive as
opposed to RAM, I would find it terribly painful to use 140Gb of HD
for pagefile/swap!!

You'd be waiting years for anything to complete!


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