Win98SE- RAM limits

  oddjobs 18:58 13 Jan 2003
  oddjobs 18:58 13 Jan 2003

I have been told that 256mb RAM is the maximum Ican use with Windows 98SE. Is this true? Ihave 2 x 128 mb and one spare slot and would like to increase if possible

  leo49 19:07 13 Jan 2003

512mb is the accepted maximum without causing problems.


  recap 19:08 13 Jan 2003

To my understanding oddjobs the maximum RAM is all dependant on you motherboard and not the operating system.

  Patr100 19:38 13 Jan 2003

There are some motherboard limits for RAM but for Win98 the maximum Ram - According Microsoft is 512.That doesn't mean it won't run on more but they don't recommend it and you may get instability or no benefit.

  Bald Eagle 19:46 13 Jan 2003

I have run 98Se for over a year with 512mb of RAM and no problems.

  Zoneclone 19:51 13 Jan 2003

My system a multiboot Win ME / 98SE / Win2000 I have 640Mb mem with no apparent problems It just so happens I had a spare slot and 128 chip collecting dust... if the system doesn't like it then take it out but most systems will be OK with 512Mb I have an old Dell 333 I have just prepared to sell on with a Mobo limit of 256Mb but works fine on 384Mb but will take out the other 128 before it's sold

  crx16 20:37 13 Jan 2003

click here MS explanation.

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