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Is there any way to use more than 3.5GB RAM in 32bit Windows 8-OS?

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Last response: in PC Gaming
June 22, 2013 6:11:46 AM

I am not a computer expert, but i heard something about about Physical Address Extension(PAE).Is it avilable for windows 8?Where to download?thnx in advance

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a b * Windows 8
June 22, 2013 6:18:15 AM

There are PAE enabled Windows 7 kernels that will allow you to use up to 64GB of RAM in a 32bit Windows 7 installation. But they are not Microsoft approved (essentially being unnofocial hacks) and are not guaranteed to work and will likely cause driver issues.
Far as I know, there are no Windows 8 PAE kernels out there.
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June 22, 2013 6:19:21 AM

Or any other way to use more than 3.5GB RAM?
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a b * Windows 8
June 22, 2013 6:23:03 AM

You could turn the unusable RAM capacity for a RAM-Disk, and just store things like the pagefile in there. But using it as RAM proper, that Kernal hack is about your only choice.
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June 22, 2013 6:33:28 AM

just install 64 bit, simple
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