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SQL server memory limits & Performance

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Since SQL server 2000 Standard only supports 2GB of RAM, is there any point to installing the full 8GB of RAM if it is on a Win 2K Advanced server?  If installing the 8GB of RAM won't help, would putting the DB's on a RAMDrive (Centaek RocketDrive board) and shrinking the OS page file to around 50MB help?  (I am assuming that since I would have the max RAM that it would rarely fill up and the OS wouldn't need to page much)  
The scenario that I'm working with is that I'm building a reporting server running Crystal reports & SQL 2000  that will have approximately 300-400 users (I'm guess 10-20 concurrent queries max).  It will be dealing with about 5-10 million records and each rec is 500-1000 bytes.  I am looking for some reccomendations on software (SQL 2000 Std. vs. Ent. & Win 2K Std. vs. Adv.) and hardware setup (GB of RAM, RAMDrive, etc)
Thanks.
--Justin
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7 Open questions, only one PAQ question.
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What do you mean open questions and only 1 PAQ?
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Ok, all taken care of, sorry about that.
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