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How to get Win98SE to recog more than 512MB RAM

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by transcul, Sep 16, 2003.

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  1. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

    Oct 4, 2000
    Well, what you say makes sense.

    But whether you are dual booting or not, if you have more than 512 installed you need to constrain vcache.

    In my first response above I addressed a comment to you that said "But, this area was completely rewritten on Windows 98, and there is no reason to limit the cache, with the exception of systems with more than 512MBs installed."

    To which you replied "The reason for limiting the cache would be if you have a dual boot system with some other O/S and want to also boot it to W98"

    In this context, I asked for clarification on the dual boot statement since my first post had already addressed the 512MB case.

    So, even though your last post makes sense, the dual boot environment is irrelevant. (unless you talk even slower).
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    When I think about it, you're right. My point was that if you had a system that had more than 512mb and wanted a dual-boot, you'd need to adjust the cache maximum. The reason for having more than 512mb was because you had an O/S that could actually use it.

    I think we've beaten this horse to death, and then some. :)
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