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Is there anything I need to do to get xp 32bit to see 4 gig of ram?

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I recently upgraded my pc to 4 gig of ram, because I was trying to save a 700 meg file in adobe photoshop in the save for web option to make it a gif file. I get the error message there was not enough memory available. I just went from 1 to 4 gig so I know I have enough. Is there something else I must do?
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yes you do.
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/system/platform/server/PAE/PAEdrv.mspx
also you wont be able to use all 4gb of ram since you have a video card the video card memory takes over the physical ram. so if you have a video card with 512mb then you will have 3.5 gb of memory ram.

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or what puter_geek suggested :p
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by:mgonullu
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What about using XP 64 bit version
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by:kenfitzgerald
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Can someone give me detailed instructions on what to change in my Boot.ini file. I know how to get to it, but I am not too good with code stuff. Thank you
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I didn't really see where that article gave me the line code to type and where to type it. I attached a copy of my boot file can you tell me where to make the changes?
mybootfile.txt
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[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /3GB

just add the /3GB
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by:kenfitzgerald
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OK, I added the /3GB switch and rebooted. I'm still getting the error message from photoshop that I don't have enpugh memory when I try to save for web. I looked again and the file is 823 meg in size. Shouldn't 4 gig be enough? I also kicked my page file up to 4 gig
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by:mgonullu
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do you mean that you can see the 4GB in System info?
by the way 4 GB is more than enough for Photoshop
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have you tried to manually bump up your virtual memory?
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In boot.ini , add /3GB after fastdetect
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by:puter_geek
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If you right click on My Computer and click on Properties, it will tell you how much ram Windows sees.

Is it showing 4GB?
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This is starting to sound like an Adobe issue.  There could be a setting that you have to change in Adobe.

What version(s) of Adobe are you running?
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Oh, and what does the error message say exactly?  Add a screenshot of the error if you can.  It may help.
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I also found this:
http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/316693.html 

Scratch Disk info can be found at Edit > Preferences > Plug-ins & Scratch Disks
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by:kenfitzgerald
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Yes, system info says 4 gig next to total physical memory, How do I manually bump up my virtual memory? My computer properites says 2.74 gig of ram, I'm running adobe photoshop CS2, Someone asked if 64 bit was an option, I do have 64 bit install available, but doesn't that mean I have to have 64 bit processors? How do I know if mine are 64 bit capable?
adobescreenshot.doc
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I also changed the image cache preference to %100 of the system memory and got the same error.
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