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Windows 98 memory

  Stour23 08:35 09 Sep 03
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My computer is equipped with 515mb of memory, have tried to install an additional 512mb however windows refuses to boot up or freezes on start-up. Any suggestions would be welcomed!

  User-312386 08:37 09 Sep 03

windows 98 "can not handle" more than 512mb ram

take the new 512 out and all should be well

  kezzerathome 08:41 09 Sep 03

insert the following in your system.ini file then add the new memory.

[vcache]
MinFileCache=524288
MaxFileCache=524288

  kezzerathome 08:42 09 Sep 03

Stour23
windows 98 "can not handle" more than 512mb ram

Of course it can.

  MichelleC 09:18 09 Sep 03

This may be of interest (from another thread):

RAM AMOUNT FOR 98

Win 9x is theoretically capable of recognizing and using up to 2GB of physical RAM. However, because of the way it configures itself based on available RAM, it actually shoots itself in the foot when RAM goes beyond 512MB, and will not work properly at all with more than 1GB.

The workaround for systems with between 512MB and 1GB of RAM is to add (or change) the MaxFileCache setting in the [vcache] section of SYSTEM.INI to limit the amount of memory allocated to the cache manager. This is addressed in MSKB article Q253912.

For systems with more than 1GB RAM, the workaround is to add (or edit) the MaxPhysPage setting in the [386enh] section of SYSTEM.INI to limit the amount of physical RAM that Windows will actually use to 1GB or less. This is addressed in MSKB article Q304903

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