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Increasing memory to a NT workstation.

By aperezalonso ·
I heard that when you increase the RAM memory to a Windows NT Workstation you have to change something so that Windows NT can make use of it. Can anyone tell me what it is I have to change in the configuration?

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Increasing memory to a NT workstation.

by pVp In reply to Increasing memory to a NT ...

NT will use the memory anyway, but you should increase the paging file size to correspond with the amount of memory.

Right-click My Computer, Properties, Performance, Change (virtual memory).

You'll see a recommendation that amounts to RAM size + 11 meg. Make sure that you have a pagefile of this size on the system drive--otherwise it can't dump memory if you BSOD.

I also recommend the same size file on another partition, preferably on a different physical drive. My machine, with only 1 pagefile at the recommended size, was taking 20 minutes to get the desktop up. With 2 pagefiles this was reduced to about 20 seconds.

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Increasing memory to a NT workstation.

by aperezalonso In reply to Increasing memory to a NT ...

This helps, but supposedly I have to change something in the registry.

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