32-bit Compatibility Mode

32-bit Compatibility Mode

An operational mode in Intel 64 and AMD64 CPUs that enables 32-bit applications to each use up to 4GB of RAM. Contrast with 32-bit Legacy Mode, in which all 32-bit apps share the same 4GB. See 32-bit computing.
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You can run 32-bit applications workstations in Itanium's 32-bit compatibility mode, but that slows performance.