Memory for XP Pro.

  Bagsey 08:00 20 Mar 08

I am about to upgrade my computer Thanksand having experienced the trials of Vista and having a lot of older software that I run I think that I will go for XP Pro. Can someone tell my the best amount of memory to get for this new machine. Is 4gb to much??

  DieSse 08:30 20 Mar 08

My XP recommendations (I run XP Pro with 1GB)

256MB - not enough

512MB - adequate

1GB - the sweet spot

2GB and over - overkill.

If you're getting a new system, though - I would recommend you to get 2GB - 4GB would be far too unnecessary.

  keef66 11:03 20 Mar 08

Vanilla XP 32bit cannot see / use all of 4GB, so a waste of money.

the 64bit version can make use of 4GB or more, but whether you'd notice any improvement in performance over a machine with 1GB I doubt.

I have XP, originally with 512mb, and now with 1GB as per DieSse's recommendation, and he's right.

  Bagsey 15:21 20 Mar 08

Thanks to both. You have helped make up my mind as to the path I am taking and saved me some money as well.
Thanks again

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