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VKuro
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What does the number of bits in Physical Address Extensions of memory specifications of processors mean?

Hello! I would like to know what does the number of bits in Physical Address Extensions mean? For example, Intel Xeon W-2155. This processor supports RAM with PAE 46-bit. What does it mean?

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idata
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Hello, Vladislav0504,

 

 

Intel® Xeon® W processors are our new processor family for Workstations.

 

 

Intel Xeon® processors are prepared to support operating systems of x86 (32bits) and X64 (64bits). The feature included on this processor PAE 46-bit improves the performance and capabilities of the processor when the operating system or the application is running at 32bit.

 

 

I am sending you a detailed description of Physical Address Extension provided by Microsoft*.

 

 

It gives a clear description of PAE 46-bit.

 

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa366796(v=vs.85).aspx

 

 

Additionally, I am sending you the product brief of Intel® Xeon® W Processors.

 

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/processors/xeon/xeon-scalable-w-workstation-brief.html

 

 

Regards,

 

Miguel C

 

Intel Customer Support
VKuro
Beginner
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Thank you very much! Is there a difference between 46-bit, 40-bit and 32-bit? And don't you need PAE for 64-bit Windows?

idata
Community Manager
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Hi, Vladislav0504,

 

 

Nowadays processors are capable to support 32 and 64bits formats. The Physical Address Extension (PAE 46-bit) was released for operating systems or programs still running at 32bits. X64 processors natively read physical address space larger than 4 gigabytes.

 

 

PAE 46 and 40 are similar technologies, developed for the same purpose.

 

 

Regards,

 

Miguel C

 

Intel Customer Support
idata
Community Manager
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Hi, Vladislav0504,

 

 

I am following up the case, please let me know if you need further support.

 

 

Regards,

 

Miguel C

 

Intel Customer Support

 

VKuro
Beginner
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Thank you very much! A help in this matter is no longer required.

idata
Community Manager
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Hi, Vladislav0504,It was my pleasure. Thank you for your response.

 

Regards,Miguel CIntel Customer Support

 

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