Anyone know the RAM limit for Windows ME?

  Howling Mad Murdock 12:05 23 Aug 2003

Can't seem to find anything in the MS KB.

  bvw in bristol 12:08 23 Aug 2003

512 MB

  anchor 12:25 23 Aug 2003

Yes, 512Mb it is. More may cause you problems.

  Big Elf 12:38 23 Aug 2003

I've just read this in Computer Shopper. To work around the problem of installing RAM over 512MB. Click Start, Run and enter sysedit. In the system.ini file look for an entry called [VCache]. If it is not there , add the following or modify the existing line:


This was in response to a query from someone with 768MB.

  Evesham Support 12:49 23 Aug 2003

But the above command simply limits the memory available to windows to 512Mb, therefore defeating the object of installing 768Mb anyway.

  Big Elf 12:54 23 Aug 2003

I did wonder.

  crx1600 15:31 23 Aug 2003

you may want to dual boot, and use the 768mb in XP and not in ME/98, so then the above info applies,

or just go into msconfig, and limit ME's RAM to 512mb.

here's the KB, click here

  powerless 15:34 23 Aug 2003


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