Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Memory Support and Windows Operating Systems

I upgraded the RAM in my main computer from 2GB to 3GB. I stopped at 3GB even though my Mobo could hold 4GB because I was told WindowsXP had a 3GB limit. I found this Microsoft web page.
"The virtual address space of processes and applications is still limited to 2 GB, unless the /3GB switch is used in the Boot.ini file."
I did see an improvement in the speed of my computer when I installed the 3rd GB. Time to reboot to see what happens.
Well I'm back after a reboot and to my surprise and delight my computer booted. I think a little faster from login, and as soon as I got all of my normal programs running (Outlook, Thurnderbird, mIRC, Tack Manager, Gaim, and Firefox, oh and Weather Watcher.) Things happen faster now, this will be fun.
This is only if you have more than 2GB or memory.

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