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Dr. Zhivago

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  1. Actually, the 2GB limit I made mention of was referring to how much memory the 32 Bit versions of Windows Operating Systems can allocate to the OS and to programs. It's 2GB of memory space for the OS, and this is a hard coded limit, and 2GB memory space PER program, regardless of how much memory is actually installed. You can set a /3GB switch in the boot.ini and/or the BCD file to allow programs to access up to 3GB of RAM, but then you're reducing the available memory space to 1GB for the OS. And, since 32 Windows can only address 4GB of memory space, you'll never have access to all 4GB o
  2. I'm monitoring the Display PC. I have local monitors attached to the Display PC's for testing.
  3. Hi Thomas, I just run AMD System Monitor, stretch it out to get a longer trace, then load up Watchout, run some videos, then minimize Watchuot and take a look at the System Monitor history. Since I know only Watchout was running, I can deduce how it was using the system resources. Hope this helps. Dr. Z PS Omar says hi.
  4. As I understand it, Watchout version 4.2 and above is using a MainConcept MPEG4 decoder which is supposed to use multi-threading to decode H.264 encoded videos. Using the AMD System Monitor, I can see that this is not the case in Watchout 5 on some systems I recently built. When playing back certain, large videos with a .mov extension and an H.264 codec, they do not play back smoothly. I can see in the AMD System Monitor, that only 1 Core of the 6 available was doing any real work. It also wasn't pegged at max usage for that core. The same videos rendered using H.264 with .mp4 do play back s
  5. I'd say that any AMD card that is qualified to run up to 6 displays in an Eyefinity array is fine for a 4-6 Display Watchout 5 system. For instance, just about any AMD Radeon 6970 card that supports 6 displays. Just make sure to pair it with a beefy CPU like a 6 Core AMD or Intel processor or a Quad Core i7 Sandy Bridge.
  6. I tend to buy Sapphire cards since that's who makes the reference cards for AMD.
  7. If you want the Windows Operating System to access more than 2GB of RAM or for it have access to ALL 4GB of RAM that you have installed, you need a 64 Bit version of Windows, period. Under 32 Bit Windows, the OS only has access to 2GB of Memory Space regardless of how much memory is installed. 32 bit applications also only have access to 2GB of Memory Space unless set to use the /3GB switch. Even then, they need to be coded to access memory above 2GB. Running 64 bit Windows, each 32 bit application or process will have access to 2GB of Memory Space and that memory will be managed far b
  8. Hi. First post here. I was checking system specs for Version 5. I wanted to comment on the 4GB Memory limits in Microsoft 32 Bit Client Operating systems. Note that Most 32 Bit Server Operating Systems made by MS do not have these same limitations. Modern 32 Bit processors and those processors that use AMD64 extensions can access memory above 4GB through the Physical Address Extension (PAE). So, even though these processors can address this additional memory space and the OS can access it through the use of PAE, Microsoft intentionally limits 32Bit Client OS's to 4GB Maximum due to the i
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