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    OT: Windows XP and RAM

    Does anyone know if Windows XP can handle 2GB of RAM?

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    Re: OT: Windows XP and RAM

    Yep. I believe it can use up to 4GB of RAM. It also depends on your motherboard as well. Check your computer\'s hardware specs for memory requirements. I have 1GB and GPO politely warns me when loading a near full orchestra. I plan on putting in another GB so as to not be limited by that.

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    Re: OT: Windows XP and RAM

    Originally posted by FossMan:
    Does anyone know if Windows XP can handle 2GB of RAM?
    <font size=\"2\" face=\"Verdana, Arial\">If memory serves the answer is a qualified \"yes\". That is, while Windows XP is capable of managing up to 4 GB of RAM, \"only\" 2 GB of that RAM can be used for the application space. Windows XP handles addressing by partitioning the logical 4 GB address space in half, leaving 2 GB for applications and 2 GB for the system. As a result of this, packing a machine full with 4 GB of RAM will still yield \"only\" 2 GB for applications and their data. If you need more, consider moving to the 64-bit version of Windows XP when it, and the requisite drivers for your hardware, are available.

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