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Unknown_K
August 1st, 2007, 12:01 AM
What can I use for a memory manager on a 286? I have a 286-16 loaded with device drivers and now I am stuck just under 500K of RAM (4MB on the motherboard).

To be honest I had a 286 back in day but I don't recall what I did about 640K optimization other then special boot disks for games. My system back then didn't have more then 1MB.

bttr
August 1st, 2007, 12:55 AM
IIRC you need an UMB provider to be able to load DOS or drivers high: http://www.mdgx.com/umb.htm#HIR

IBMMuseum
August 1st, 2007, 07:50 AM
What can I use for a memory manager on a 286? I have a 286-16 loaded with device drivers and now I am stuck just under 500K of RAM (4MB on the motherboard).

To be honest I had a 286 back in day but I don't recall what I did about 640K optimization other then special boot disks for games. My system back then didn't have more then 1MB.

Jeff Procise also had a memory manager for a 286 included with his books of "DOS x Techniques & Utilities"...