RAM Question


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I have an older PC running Windows 2000 Professional. The PC currently has
512MB of RAM in it (2 x 256MB RAM). But, the motherboard is cabable of
taking one more 256MB RAM chip (for a total of 768MB of RAM). Can Windows
2000 Professional support 768MB of RAM, or am I stuck at just using 512MB?

I ask because I believe that Windows 98 could only support up to 512MB of
RAM, and I'm not sure if Microsoft upped the amount for Windows 2000.
 
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Dave Patrick

Yes, won't be a problem.

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|I have an older PC running Windows 2000 Professional. The PC currently has
| 512MB of RAM in it (2 x 256MB RAM). But, the motherboard is cabable of
| taking one more 256MB RAM chip (for a total of 768MB of RAM). Can Windows
| 2000 Professional support 768MB of RAM, or am I stuck at just using 512MB?
|
| I ask because I believe that Windows 98 could only support up to 512MB of
| RAM, and I'm not sure if Microsoft upped the amount for Windows 2000.
 
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DL

Win2k can certainly support more than 512mb, I currently run 1gb, which is
ample for my usage.
Whether you would see much benefit depends on what apps you are running, it
also depends, to a certain extent on the make of ram.
You may also need to update your Bios, to use more ram, or gain advantage.
It can also be a question of how much ram your mobo can support,
 
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Andrew Rossmann

[This followup was posted to microsoft.public.win2000.general and a copy
was sent to the cited author.]

I have an older PC running Windows 2000 Professional. The PC currently has
512MB of RAM in it (2 x 256MB RAM). But, the motherboard is cabable of
taking one more 256MB RAM chip (for a total of 768MB of RAM). Can Windows
2000 Professional support 768MB of RAM, or am I stuck at just using 512MB?

I ask because I believe that Windows 98 could only support up to 512MB of
RAM, and I'm not sure if Microsoft upped the amount for Windows 2000.

Win2K supports up to 2G easily. More than that requires some odd
switches, and in some cases, special versions of Win2K and other
software.

Win9x/Me can also support at least 1G, and maybe 2G, but would sometimes
get flakey with more than 512M. There were some system.ini settings that
could be set to help a bit, although often the easiest fix was to force
it to only see 512-768M.
 

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