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JVM Maximum Heap Size

 
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I have an application and it supports multiple users and is rather memory intensive, so I want to be able to use all of the memory I have in my machine. I currently have over 2GB and have now found that the JVM does not let you use more than about 1.8GB. Is there any way around this limitation or do I need to start exploring the options of launching multiple JVMs and doing some load balancing.

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I think the 64 bit versions of the JVMs support bigger heaps.
 
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What operating system are you using? 32-bit Windows? To use the 64-bit version of Java you must ofcourse have a 64-bit OS installed.
 
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