Here's a quarter - go buy a 64-bit CPU.
PAE is just bad news. If you can live in 32-bit address space, do it. If you absolutely need more RAM, than go 64 bit.
IMHO .. PSM
If you're curious, take a look in your kernel source, at include/asm-generic/memory_model.h. I suspect that (might be) one of the sources of the problem ... and I'm not sure there's any easy solution.
Last edited by paulsm4; 12-25-2009 at 02:01 AM.