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2002.08.20 07:31 "memory allocation", by Peter Majer
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2002.08.20 20:48 "OT: large memory allocation in Windows", by Dante Allegria
2002.08.21 08:34 "Re: OT: large memory allocation in Windows", by Rob van den Tillaart
2002.08.22 18:00 "Re: OT: large memory allocation in Windows", by Bob Friesenhahn
2002.08.22 18:18 "Re: OT: large memory allocation in Windows", by Peter Montgomery
2002.08.22 21:19 "Re: OT: large memory allocation in Windows", by Peter Montgomery
2002.09.01 17:14 "Re: OT: large memory allocation in Windows", by Peter Montgomery
[...]

2002.08.22 18:00 "Re: OT: large memory allocation in Windows", by Bob Friesenhahn

Microsoft Windows used to support processors (Alpha and MIPS) which were capable of 64-bit addressing, but then they discontinued supporting anything but Intel X86.

The OS doesn't need to consume 1/2 of the address space. Intel processors can support more than 4GB of memory, programs just can't address more than 4GB of memory.

Bob
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Bob Friesenhahn
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http://www.simplesystems.org/users/bfriesen


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