More SQL Server memory problems solved

Workarounds are great, but you might want to consider solving your SQL memory problems at an OS level.

This tip was submitted to the SearchWin2000.com Tip Exchange by member Etamar Laron. Let other users know how useful it is by rating the tip below.


Previous tips in the SQL category have had to do with slow SQL server performance on 4GB (>2GB) of the main RAM server. Some of the workarounds suggested may work, but a better approach is solving it on the OS level. See MSDN article Using AWE Memory on Windows 2000 for more information.

In short, defining a /3GB switch at bootup allows Windows 2000 to set aside more than 2GB for applications. Hope this helps!

This was first published in November 2002

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