08-19-2004 09:56 PM - last edited on 05-15-2013 02:18 AM by Maiko-I
I got a Problem with my Despro p3 866Mhz.
It won't eat more than 512MB Ram.
This couldn't be possible.
How can i put in more RAM, have anybody a solution ?
Thx in advanced
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08-19-2004 10:35 PM
You are correct, 512 megabytes is the maximum amount of ram but only Windows 2000 and XP can handle over that, not Windows 95, 98, or ME. You could try changing out your video card with more ram or a faster hard drive. Jerry
08-20-2004 09:49 PM
RAM limitation is most often dependent on features set by the manufacturer for one or the other model produced.
Jerry, you are right about the superiority of W2K and XP at handling large RAM. However some non-MS-referred alterations to Win98 registry can tune this OS to working relatively fine beyond the critical limit of 512MB. I'm actually running WIN98 SE with 1GB of RAM. No much problems encountered at the moment.
08-21-2004 07:25 AM
Sorry for that gossip of mine about the merits of recent versions of Windows. Just brought confusion where the diagnostic was drastic but clear.
05-14-2013 06:12 PM
i was reading on the deskpro being able to take more than 512mb of ram. i seen someone mention that the only way the deskpro can take more than 512mb is to install win200 or xp. i have xp with a 160 gig hard drive and i still cant get more than 512mb on it. any solutions?
12-31-2013 05:00 PM
If you have the orginal bios version updated and look in the newster referece manual there you will find the max cabl your system is capable of.
If not, use the Chipset utility from Intel to identify the chipset and google for it. On the Intel side you may find the max. memory your pc is cable of.
I have a deskpro with 933 MHZ running with 1 GB of memory!
Yes, Win98 does have a 512MB space limit.
You need to edit the System.ini if oyu have more than 512 MB Ram.
Go to [vcahce] and write there MaxFileCache=524288
You should b able to boot into Win98 with more than 512 MB of Ram.
Hope that helps.!