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Windows 98 and RAM

By Poe5774 ·
Recently I was told by another technician that Win98 doesn't effectively utilize additional memory beyond 32-64MB. Is this a valid statement? If so, how was this determined? If not, what solid "proof" can I take back to this person?

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by dmiles In reply to Windows 98 and RAM

No the statement is not valid,Microsoft theoretically states that Windows 98 performance will suffer when over 128m of memory is used in a system,the supported use of 512 is when a database being utilized.
Ref:support/microsoft.com/win98/memory

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by Albert Franco II In reply to Windows 98 and RAM

I have four machines with between 192K and 384K running W98 and W98SE. None of these machines is experiencing problems due to memory and they are vastly faster than when they had less than 128K.

256K is a very comfortable, not mention affordable,memory level.

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by srguru In reply to Windows 98 and RAM

You cannot refute his assertion "proof" until he is very specific as to what he means by "effectively". In general Win98 - any version - can utilize whatever you can put in your machine if it is a desktop pc, although its effect on throughput will vary according to what programs you are running. Unless you are running very large databases or doing a lot of multitasking you may not notice a lot of improvement. If you are, though, you will be happy with all the memory you can get, and you can use win98 to set up various ways of partitioning the use of the memory for maximum effect. You can never be too rich, too thin, or have too much RAM!

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