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XP Home and/or Pro memory limit


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gbowne1

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Hey there all!

I just have a quick question. Am I right that Windows XP will not run with more than 3GB of RAM, or is this just a point where the system becomes unstable due to a memory limit or whatever ??????

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XP supports up to 4Gb of memory, the most of which is usable will be around the 3.2Gb mark. There is no instability, the extra memory is just not used.
64-bit XP sees up to 128Gb of memory.
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Ok, thank you for the information. How would a person know if he/she has the 64bit edition? I am considering installing 6GB more than the 2GB that I already have, plus using a Athlon 64 x2 chip on a ASUS M3A board, the M3A <GREEN> version.

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64-bit XP wasn't particularly mainstream, ran only on specific hardware and actually finding somebody with a copy of XP 64-bit is a bit like trying to find the Holy Grail.
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