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Subject: Re: is the

Author: Ernst A. Heinz

Date: 08:14:09 07/29/98

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On July 29, 1998 at 08:08:01, Komputer Korner wrote:
>the RAM for hash tables, you will get swapping on every move.  Shredder 2 won't
>even allow swapping. It just refuses to start when more than 50% of RAM is used
>for hash tables. Fritz 5 is interesting. In the hash table dialog box you can
>enter 90% of the RAM for hash tables in WIN NT 4 but in the Task Manager, you
>can see the real amount allowed in the ntvdm.exe shell that manages all the
>Fritz processes. With 144Mb of RAM and a single Fritz engine it allows only 69
>Mb of RAM to be used. With engine vs engine, it goes to 78Mb RAM total for all
>engines even when I load 60Mb each!!!!!!!!!
>Komputer Korner


Thank you very much for enlightening me!

Stupid me, I always thought that "ntvdm" was the "Windows NT Virtual Memory
Device Manager".

Now I only wonder why Microsoft ships this alleged "Fritz shell" with each
copy of Windows NT ... :-)


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