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Old 09-20-2006, 08:51 AM   #1
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Default More Ram For Vista

I run Windows XP Professional with 4GB Corsair RAM and generally speaking, I have some problems with it.
From what I learned and heard through the grapevine is Windows XP I guess, is set to only like 2GB
Anyone know good steps for getting 3+GB to work well with XP?
Also, anyone know what VISTA changes in this department?
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Old 09-20-2006, 09:29 AM   #2
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Default Re: More Ram For Vista

shit, my mom's computer is a 333mhz with 384mb of ram and it runs xp just fine.
Vista has a min of 512 i believe and 1gb recommended, someone correct me if i'm wrong but thats what i heard. if your running 2gb a ram and having a prob with xp something is goofy with your comp.
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Old 09-20-2006, 09:32 AM   #3
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2GB is more than enough for XP, nevermind 4GB. I think Vista has a max of 8GB. If XP is slow or anything..it could be within the OS itself, not hardware.
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Old 09-20-2006, 09:58 AM   #4
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Default Re: More Ram For Vista

well as he already said himself, the problems are probably because XP isn't ment to be using 4gb of ram. Don't know if there is anything u can do exept remove the ram sticks, though I don't know if u would want to do that.

What kind of problems are u getting?
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Old 09-20-2006, 10:11 AM   #5
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I know a few people who use 4gb for XP, and they have no trouble..
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Old 09-20-2006, 11:01 AM   #6
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My suggestion if you have that much memory do away with your pagefile and force everything to run in RAM as it's MUCH faster than disk, XP should run fine with 4GB. Run memtest http://www.memtest86.com/ see what you come up with, maybe you have a stick going bad
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Old 09-20-2006, 11:04 AM   #7
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If you're running the Ultimate Edition of Vista, you MUST have 1GB minimum.
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I know a few people running XP with 4GB RAM, it's a nice experience lol..they are having no problems.
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