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Re: V2.2.2DOS XMS vs EMS

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  • Subject: [mg44272] Re: [mg44249] V2.2.2DOS XMS vs EMS
  • From: John Fultz <jfultz at>
  • Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2003 03:23:41 -0500 (EST)
  • Reply-to: jfultz at
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Mathematica 2.2 for DOS uses XMS memory.  If you're having trouble 
accessing memory and you think it's an XMS vs. EMS issue, I would suggest 
simply disabling EMM386.EXE entirely and seeing if that helps.


John Fultz
jfultz at
User Interface Group
Wolfram Research, Inc.

On Fri, 31 Oct 2003 03:01:17 -0500 (EST), vjp2 at wrote:
> Might someone please tell me where in my v2.2.2 docs I can find a
> discussion of EMS/XMS (DOS memory) for Mathematica
> - = -
> Vasos-Peter John Panagiotopoulos II, Columbia'81+, Bio$trategist
> BachMozart ReaganQuayle EvrytanoKastorian
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