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Juice 10-18-2007 06:21 PM

Xp + Ram?
 
How much RAM can XP Professional utilize? I have 2gb ready for my new build and I am wondering if I should buy more, or if it will be useless.

Kage 10-18-2007 07:00 PM

Re: Xp + Ram?
 
I wouldn't bother with more than 2GB, unless you are going for 64bit, which supports more than 3GB.

ssc456 10-19-2007 05:33 AM

Re: Xp + Ram?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Juice (Post 692565)
How much RAM can XP Professional utilize? I have 2gb ready for my new build and I am wondering if I should buy more, or if it will be useless.

i think its 3.25 Gb for 32 bit and 128Gb for 64 bit.

personally on any 32 bit system i dont see the point in having more than 2Gb coz then you have to buy 2 X 512MB sticks and no1 deals in 512 these days.

dude_se 10-19-2007 05:39 AM

Re: Xp + Ram?
 
yea id say 2gb is more than enough on xp. just wait till you upgrade to vista, then consider some more

Rudster816 10-19-2007 08:32 AM

Re: Xp + Ram?
 
more than enough, i can idle at 18% ram usage with 2gigs, and i might have even had FF open too.

Juice 10-19-2007 09:02 AM

Re: Xp + Ram?
 
Ok cool, I just don't ANY lag if it's possible... I've never really used a computer as nice as my new build, so I just hope it won't lag. I'm fustrated with my current machine which is a P4 2.4GHz with a gig of RAM and it freezes sometimes. That's why I would like to have as much RAM as possible

And most likely won't be getting vista... Not a fan of it. I've used it and I will just stick with XP Pro 32 bit.

dellcomputer 10-19-2007 05:49 PM

Re: Xp + Ram?
 
it is silly xp only needs 128MB of RAM and vista 512Mb but they say 1GB

Juice 10-19-2007 05:58 PM

Re: Xp + Ram?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dellcomputer (Post 693122)
it is silly xp only needs 128MB of RAM and vista 512Mb but they say 1GB

That's the minimum, you won't be able to run any programs without seeing the sand timer.

dude_se 10-19-2007 06:18 PM

Re: Xp + Ram?
 
tbh xp will run well on 64mb ram (with tweaks). just depends what you are using the computer for. seems as though your dell has 1gb it shouldnt keep freezing. sounds like it needs bit of tweaking/cleaning

dellcomputer 10-19-2007 06:23 PM

Re: Xp + Ram?
 
1gb is too much for xp surely that is why it is recommended for vista??


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