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Restricting Memory from Windows

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Does anyone know if it's possible to trick Windows into thinking a system has less memory than it actually has and have it run as if the system only had that much memory -- without having to remove memory modules physically? I want to experiment a little and benchmark a program to see how it would perform on a computer with very little memory.

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I would think this could be done in maybe VMware or something of the sort, but I have very little experience with virtualization.

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Check the /MAXMEM= option in the boot.ini file. Here's a link that might help: hxxp://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/information/bootini.mspx

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Check the /MAXMEM= option in the boot.ini file. Here's a link that might help: hxxp://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/information/bootini.mspx

HTH

Whoa, thanks! I had no idea such a switch existed.

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