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Posted on 2011-03-15
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I installed 8GB of memory in a MS 2008 Enterprise Server. If you go to system properties it registers all 8GB. When in task manager it shows only 3.5GB and using 80%.

Any ideas?
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by:ucando1
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Are you using x64 bit server software?
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by:andoss
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Is this a fresh install of Server 2008 or did you upgrade from 2003?

32bit Server 2008 Enterprise should be able to take up to 64gig of memory
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa366778.aspx#physical_memory_limits_windows_server_2008

However you need to have PAE turned on. Check the following guide.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa366796.aspx
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by:ustng
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OS: MS 2008 Enterprise Server 32bit

I'm trying to force PAE since DEP is disabled.
I'm given the following command to force PAE.

bcdedit /set [{ID}] pae ForceEnable

Do I put the name of my server where it has {ID} ??

Thanks for the detailed replies. I'll check a few suggestions then get back.
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by:andoss
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Sorry i'm pretty sure you can just use the following cmd without the ID, it's been awhile since i had to do this.
BCDEdit /set PAE forceenable
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You can get the ID using bcdedit /v but would suggest you try the command without the ID first.
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typed the cmd and it worked! Thanks so much.
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