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RAM Usage in Win 98

By mikelewin ·
This may be naive...but: can anyone tell me the "optimum" amount of RAM to put in Workstations running Win98SE, please? I've been told that "98 won't use more than 128MB, so why bother with more?". With 25 PC's on a WIN2K LAN, I configure all that have more than 64MB RAM as "Network Servers". Most PC's run Word/Excel and our own, old COBOL prog in a DOS window. A few need more RAM (???) to help with Graphics programs.
But how much more.....?

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by stroke311 In reply to RAM Usage in Win 98

196 megs is the best setup for win98se, as per Microsoft. Hope this helps. Frank

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by TheChas In reply to RAM Usage in Win 98

I run 384MB in my 9X boxes, but Frank is correct that W98 can have optimum performance with 196MB.

I have read benchmark tests where Windows 9X had the best benchmark numbers with 196MB.

The maximum RAM for a W9X system is 511MB.
While this is VERY configuration dependant, W9X has known bugs if more than 511MB of RAM is installed.

Chas

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by zekeallmon In reply to RAM Usage in Win 98

196 MB's!!! This is the best config you are gonna get for 98. Have a great day.

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by danielhoehnen In reply to RAM Usage in Win 98

256mb ram is what I know about win98se,I have not tryed the other figures so I hope I am not contridicting what others say,play it safe if you have to pull out you're cash,get enouph so you NO you got what you need

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