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How much memory can Windows ME use

By jsarinana ·
Just a gen. question. How much memory can a Windows me system see without tweeking anything on the computer ?

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How much memory can Windows ME use

by DKlippert In reply to How much memory can Windo ...

Hard to find a hard and fast answer, but Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - Q304943 Jul 31 2001

http://tinyurl.com/1ptt

says:
"Windows Me and Windows 98 are not designed to handle more than 1 GB of RAM. More than 1 GB can lead to potential system instability."

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by jsarinana In reply to How much memory can Windo ...
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by ajsdodd In reply to How much memory can Windo ...

I have found that 512mb is the most you can use without using a Memory Manager like cachemem or others of the same ilk.

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by TheChas In reply to How much memory can Windo ...

The maximum memory for Windows 9X and Me is VERY configuration dependant.

There are Microsoft knowledge base articles describing problems with both 512MB, and 1GB of RAM.

I set up all my 9X /Me boxes with between 196MB and 384MB of RAM.

For"general" use, Windows 98 runs a little faster with 196MB than it does with 384MB. I suspect that Me performs similarly.

Oh, the article numbers are Q184447 Q253912
You can enter the numbers in the MS knowledge base search page.

Chas

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by RCOM In reply to How much memory can Windo ...

I wouldn't suggest more than 384MB of ram. The swap file potentially needs too much disk space. I use ME with this amount of RAM and have had various amounts (higher & lower) installed and this seems to give the best performance.

I upgraded the video card from 32MB to 64MB, that made more of a difference than extra RAM.

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by jsarinana In reply to How much memory can Windo ...
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by megaxtar In reply to How much memory can Windo ...

Answer:512M

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