Memory configuration

Windows 32-bit

Please consider using a 64-bit operating system to avoid memory problems

To allow VivoQuant to access the entire Windows memory, please add a /3GB switch to your local C:\boot.ini start-up file as shown below:

  [boot loader]
  [operating systems]
  multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="MS WinXP Prof." /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /3GB
Please note, the file is a Windows system file and might be hidden. Please use the Windows folder settings to remove this filter or ask your local administrator for assistance.
To open and change the boot.ini file please follow these instructions:
  1. On the Desktop, right-click on My Computer and then Properties
  2. Go to the Advanced tab
  3. Click on Settings under the Startup and Recovery panel
  4. Where it says, To edit the startup options file manually, click Edit, click Edit
  5. Add /3GB (slash 3 G B) to the end of the line as shown above
After this change, the system has to be restarted.
For a detailed description of the /3GB switch see Microsoft's knowledge base: A description of the 4 GB RAM Tuning feature and the Physical Address Extension switch.

Windows 64-bit

The memory available to VQ is only limited by the physically available RAM in your PC.

Mac OS X

The Mac OS X version of VQ is also making use of 64-bit wide addressing, and thus the limit available is only limited by the physically available RAM in your Mac.