Windows 98 and 512+ RAM

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by macromp, Sep 28, 2003.

  1. macromp

    macromp the retarded one

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    my (slightly drunk) brother-in-law asked me today if i could find anything out about this....he said he's got windows 98 and apparently it isn't compatible with over 512mb of ram (which he has, SDRAM i think)...and it makes his computer really slow...that's all i was able to make out, oh and something about v-cache...anyone have any ideas how to make it run better? i'll try and find out more when i see him next (in a sober state)
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Found this at gateway>

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: How much RAM is supported by Windows 98 and Windows Me?

    A: Windows® 98 and Windows® Me support a maximum of 512 megabytes (MB) of random access memory (RAM).
     
  3. macromp

    macromp the retarded one

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    ok, so what do i tell him? get XP?
     
  4. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    You can get it to run with 512 or more (there's a thread around here somewhere..) but he may probably be better off with xp.. if you check the trading forum, BonyTony is selling a copy of XP Home for £30 ;)
     
  5. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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  6. macromp

    macromp the retarded one

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    ok, thanks, i'll see what happens