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Is there any way to make FSX use more than 3GB of ram?

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November 5, 2013 11:44:57 AM

I've been using FSX since adam was a cowgirl, but not matter what tweak i apply, the moment task manager reports FSX is approaching using 3gb, FS crashes and says "out of available memory".

i know the aces team has been disbanded, so we will never get an SP3 fro microsoft (short-sighted sods, given the huge and growing FS industry out there). but is there anyone anywhere who has somehow managed to crack this limitation? i would love to hear any suggestions.

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November 6, 2013 5:40:09 PM

Unless you install a x64 bit OS you will always have this limitation using a 32 bit OS. However depending upon the actual hardware you have, the processor may not be 64 bit capable. There are hacks out there however they are not guaranteed to work.
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November 10, 2013 10:34:17 PM

elmo2006 said:
Unless you install a x64 bit OS you will always have this limitation using a 32 bit OS. However depending upon the actual hardware you have, the processor may not be 64 bit capable. There are hacks out there however they are not guaranteed to work.


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November 10, 2013 10:42:21 PM

thanks elmo for your answer. i'm building up a high-end system, latest everything, 16gB, solid state drives everything. so nothing should limit FSX except that is't a 32-bit application. i know 32 bit running on a 64 bit machine has a total allotment of 4gig. but no matterhow many task i disable or assign to their own memory speciai never seem to have more than 3 usable.

i'm beginning to think the problem is unsolvable until/unless a 64bit FSX come along. but MS doesn't seem to care. if you hear of anything i'm still dying to hear -- all dressed up for the ball and the pumpkin is smashed,

tom
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November 11, 2013 1:18:08 PM

tombestor said:
thanks elmo for your answer. i'm building up a high-end system, latest everything, 16gB, solid state drives everything. so nothing should limit FSX except that is't a 32-bit application. i know 32 bit running on a 64 bit machine has a total allotment of 4gig. but no matterhow many task i disable or assign to their own memory speciai never seem to have more than 3 usable.

i'm beginning to think the problem is unsolvable until/unless a 64bit FSX come along. but MS doesn't seem to care. if you hear of anything i'm still dying to hear -- all dressed up for the ball and the pumpkin is smashed,

tom


I may have misinterpreted your original post, however; when you listed FSX, were you referring to Microsoft Flight Simulator?
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November 12, 2013 4:41:37 AM

What are your complete system specs - how much ram installed total?
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