|Tuesday, October 17, 2017|
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Memory FAQ Topics
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||How much memory are required when running Microsoft Window XP ?
||How much memory are used depends on two factors: the amount of memory your computer can handle, and the amount of memory your Windows operating system (OS) can handle.
First, the PC is designed to hold a maximum amount of RAM, you view the amount of ram by watching the ram count during bootup.
Second, the OS maximum, is the maximum amount of memory that your particular version of Windows, Linux, or Mac OS can handle.
When purchasing your memory upgrade, ensure you do not exceed the lower of the two maximums (OS & computer maximums.) Too much RAM can lower your system's performance or cause other problems.
Here are the OS maximums for popular versions of Microsoft Windows.
Windows 95: 1GB
Windows 98: 1GB
Windows 98SE: 1GB
Windows ME: 1.5GB
Windows NT: 4GB
Windows 2000 Professional: 4GB
Windows 2000 Advanced Server: 4GB or 8GB with PAE enabled
Windows 2000 Datacenter Server: 4GB or 64GB with PAE enabled
Windows XP Home: 4GB
Windows XP Professional: 4GB
Here are the maximums for some alternative platforms.
OS X: 8GB due to current hardware limitations
OS 9.x: 1.5GB (no single application can utilize more than 1GB)
Linux: 64GB lam