Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by wingman411, May 15, 2006.
How much ram is optimal for a p3, windwos 98se machine?
128MB, if you have more than 512MB you need to do some tweaking or else you'll get memory errors.
There is no "optimal", there is a minimum (64MB - which sucks), and as much as you can insatll (512MB?).
Run at least 184MB. My performance improved nicely when I went from 128MB to 184MB. Or 256MB if that works out better with available RAM sticks.
Generally the more the better. More ram means less pathetically slow hard disk accesses.
I would recomment at least 256MB.
Min 256 and it will run well. When I was running 98SE I had a stick of 256MB and a 128MB one as well. That system ran great. Then I got stupid, I upgraded. It was never the same. :s
I ran 98SE on a P166 with 16MB of RAM - it didn't go too well hehe
Wasn't there something about Windows 98SE not really being able to utilize any more than 256MB or did they patch that?
I wouldn't really go over 256-384 with Windows 98.
I used to run it on my PC with 1GB of RAM, and it ran pretty fast.