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AWE and Fixed vs Dynamic Memory Allocation

Configuration question.



11:15 pm on Sep 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

We just upgraded our server from 2 to 4 GB of RAM and we're trying to figure out the best way to configure the SQL memory allocation.

Server Specs

3 Ghz
Windows 2003
SQL Server 2000 Enterprise
AWE enabled
/3G switch on

Should we use a fixed or dynamic memory allocation? I've seen in some places that with the AWE option, you might as well used a fixed amount of memory for SQL server. In others they always recommend using the dynamic option.


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