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Old 10-19-2006, 12:31 AM   #11
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Default Re: 2gigs of ram worth buying?

He says that windows XP cant cache more than 2gigs of ram. Which i dont know what the hell that means
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Old 10-19-2006, 12:46 AM   #12
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I think what he means is that Windows XP cannot allocate more than 2 GBs of RAM to a single process. You can get around this by editing your boot.ini file, though. Also, even though your one program is only using 2 GBs of RAM, explorer needs RAM so well.
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Old 10-19-2006, 07:48 AM   #13
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Hey, nowdays, people say to get 2GB, I am trying to aim for 4-6GB.
Good luck trying to get 6 gig to work with desktop computers
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Old 10-19-2006, 07:53 AM   #14
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You may want to use that additional RAM you have as well. Make it 3GB.
It will only be compatible if you have enough additional slots, for example if you have 4 slots, as some motherboards only have two slots, also its important to check that your motherboard can handle 3 gigs, as some can only handle set amounts.

Therefore if you are purchasing two sticks of 1 gig, then that could fill up your capacity, however if you have 4 slots then yes you could have 3 gigs.

EDIT: My apologies, just saw that you had put your motherboard specs up and yeah it can handle it.
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Old 10-19-2006, 09:44 AM   #15
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Windows XP can handle 16GB of RAM. How? Servers... They can handle up to 64GB RAM.
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Old 10-19-2006, 08:19 PM   #16
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I know for my system, I am getting 1 gig to start with, Budget, and once 2 gig sticks are at a reasonable price I'll get one of them. My mobo supports 16gigs, and that would be overkill now but once 4 gig sticks are out it'll be nice, lol. Probably 3 years 16 gigs will be possible, with only 4 slots, thats why I wouldnt buy too many 1 gig sticks now cause I will throw them away once 4gigs are out probably. IDK wat im dreaming about, lol.
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Old 10-19-2006, 08:36 PM   #17
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I dunno if anyone has said this or not, but the limit for XP Home is 3GB and the limit for XP Pro is 4GB (I think, it may be higher). So you'll need XP Pro to get to 4. Also, you may want to consider buying 2 sticks of 1GB and replacing everything if you can afford that, because I've heard that works better than having mismatched sticks or 4 x 512. I remember seeing somewhere that someone's benchmarks slowed down after adding RAM in one of those configs (I think #2), so be careful.
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Old 10-19-2006, 08:41 PM   #18
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Windows XP supports 16GB.
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Old 10-20-2006, 03:38 PM   #19
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Default Re: 2gigs of ram worth buying?

im pretty sure xp supports 4gb anything more and u need a 64 bit operating system like xp64 or vista

yes it does i just found a website for it...

http://www.support.microsoft.com/kb/555223
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Default Re: 2gigs of ram worth buying?

There is so much false information floating around in this thread..
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