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4 gigs memory question

Running an HP xw6000 pc running Windows 2000 server with 1 gig memory.
Have installed SQL Server and now I want to insert more memory.

Windows 2003 server requires a special switch (I think it is the /3 switch) in the bootini (I think) file when the machine has 4 gigs memory.

My question:  What special switch does Windows 2000 server require?

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donpick

8/22/2022 - Mon
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tlowejr

Or you can try the /PAE switch
Brian Pierce

The /PAE switch is only used on advanced sever systems with more than 4Gb RAM
tlowejr

Correct I thought that was the question.
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Brian Pierce

I dont think so - no reference to "advanced server" and the question specifically states >> when the machine has 4 gigs memory <<
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donpick

Hello KCTS:

Very useful answer.  Thank you.