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Would you suggest using AWE Memory on Windows 2008 R2 for MS SQL 2008?

What are the benefits of using it or not using it.


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AWE will allow a 32-bit SQL Server to use more than 2-3 GB of RAM. If it's not a 32-bit installation of SQL Server, or the system doesn't have more RAM than that, then you don't need to enable it.

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