I would like to install SQL Server 2008 on a 32 bit machine.

I have read that it is possible with the SQL Server Enterprise edition to increase the memory over the 4GB?

Is this true? Any documentation? I couldn't find anything solid from Microsoft or anywhere else reputable except SQL server forum posts!

Thanks all for any help


Is this the type of information you're looking for as a starting point?

  • Yes, that is perfect! – Abs Aug 13 '10 at 13:51

You can look at this question regarding the Windows /3GB switch, and PAE. /3GB switch on win2k3 server with 6gb RAM and PAE


check this resources:

PAE and /3GB and AWE

Memory Management - Demystifying /3GB

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