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n_w95482
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join:2005-08-03
Ukiah, CA
reply to dolphins

Re: [hard drive] CDM tests have me worried...

Give this tweak a try.
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koitsu
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To expand on n_w95482 See Profile's advice, you should probably read this MSDN article completely before making use of the /3GB flag:

»msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library···%29.aspx

Otherwise, this subject should be discussed in the Microsoft forum. You should expect responses such as "WTF why are you running XP? Run 64-bit 7 already and be done with this".

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Krisnatharok
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said by koitsu:

Otherwise, this subject should be discussed in the Microsoft forum. You should expect responses such as "WTF why are you running XP? Run 64-bit 7 already and be done with this".

Or... why are you running Photoshop on a single core processor?

It's nice and all that XP can fit into a quarter gig of ram, but when 8 GB of DDR3 is only $35, upgrading to a newer machine with four cores, a massive amount of ram, and Windows 7 becomes a compelling argument.
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dolphins
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Thank you both, I have read up on the 3GB switch but am hesitant to modify my boot.ini after borking my MBR not so long ago. As it turns out, I don't get along with Windows all that well.

On the up side, I haven't been able to reproduce the lag since first posting this thread.

And no, I won't be starting a new thread in the MS forum but thanks for the advice. In my reopening of this thread, my intentions were to serve as a reference only.

Thanks again.
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dolphins
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Thank you but the limitations of my motherboard makes it not worth upgrading this machine.

As for the rest of your comments, I will keep them in mind when I speak to Santa Claus next month.
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n_w95482
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reply to dolphins
You could make a backup copy of boot.ini as boot.bak or whatever, try the change, and delete the messed up one/rename the backup via recovery console or a Linux live CD if something happens.
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