query on win98se /maximum memory

  onefoot 17:00 01 Jun 2007
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hi chaps
is there a limit on how much memory I can use with 98se.
at present I have 512mb(pc3200)(ddr400)

thanks.

  p;3 17:14 01 Jun 2007

I stand to be corrected but I think you are on the limit ; mine too is 512mb

did you have something else in mind to do with the comp?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:17 01 Jun 2007

A bug in Windows 95, 98, SE, and ME crops up if you have more than 512MB of memory installed. The part of Windows that moves files in and out of the main computer sets aside enough memory so it can work with big files, and if the amount of available memory is large, the memory chunk that’s set aside is large, too.
Unfortunately, if the amount of available memory is huge—more than 512MB-the file—handling routines can grab so much memory that nothing is left for more mundane functions.
Paradoxically, if Windows hits this bug, it may report the problem to you by saying “There is
not enough memory available to run this program. Quit one or more programs, and then try again.” Or it may hang completely.

To warn Windows that you have more than 512MB of memory installed, add the following line to the [VCache] section of your win.ini file:
MaxFileCache = 524288."

  Eric10 17:18 01 Jun 2007

click here for more on the subject.

  onefoot 16:53 06 Jun 2007

thanks chaps,I now have enough information to be able to work out what to do.

  woodchip 17:33 06 Jun 2007

You can use more,If you use a Memory Manager. The windows one will not Work with more than 512 and will slow your computer down

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