how to adjust Vcache in Win ME

  palinka 16:57 12 Dec 04
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Just installed extra 512 Mb RAM where there were only 128 before; total therefore 640Mb RAM. Crucial's web site says "memory configs for Win ME with greater than 256 MB require adjusting the Vcache settings....MS article Q108079". But this article doesn't seem to exist on microsoft's site.
Help, please.

  bremner 16:58 12 Dec 04

click here;en-us;108079

For the article in question

  bremner 16:59 12 Dec 04

http: // support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;108079

Remove the space each side of the //

  palinka 17:06 12 Dec 04

thanks bremner - but when I go to the [vcache] section, as descibed in that article, there's nothing listed, only the heading[vcache]. Am I missing something?

  crx1600 17:15 12 Dec 04

winME has problems with more than 512MB click here

if you dual boot with another OS it may be worth limiting the amount available in winME, using msconfig or a memory mananger, otherwise just remove the 128MB.

  palinka 17:44 12 Dec 04

thanks, crx1600. Helpful article, BUT i'm not getting any error messages as described in the article and everything seems to be working fine.
In any case the link you gave also describes adjusting the [vcache] settings - which is my current problem: there is nothing listed there.
Shall I just leave everything as it is? (only other option is to remove the original 128Mb)

  palinka 17:51 12 Dec 04

can we clarify, crx1600, that it's 512Mb that is the critical amount with ME, not 256? Crucial said 256, but they lumped W95,98 and ME together.

  crx1600 17:55 12 Dec 04

the problem appears to be with using more than 512MB, with 95/98/ME.

but it's a problem that 'may' appear, so it won't hurt to try.

  palinka 17:59 12 Dec 04

thanks. I'll leave things as they are at the moment and see if any problems develop. I'll tick resolved, meanwhile.

  crx1600 18:02 12 Dec 04

the only mention i can find in the crucial FAQs points to the KB article already posted click here

i think you may of just read their recommendation of 256MB for 98/ME, where they also recommend 512MB for XP, but that's not their limits. click here

  palinka 22:12 12 Dec 04

thanks crx1600, that's helpful.

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