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QW.
13-07-2010, 04:45 PM
What is the maximum amount of RAM that Windows XP Home can handle?

wratterus
13-07-2010, 04:47 PM
XP Home 32bit can address a total of 4GB - including graphics RAM, BIOS, any other caching RAM etc etc. In reality normally around 3.5GB.

gary67
13-07-2010, 04:49 PM
Home or pro makes no difference, it's whether it is 32 bit or 64 bit as 32 bit of any windows OS can only use 3.5-3.75GB of Ram where as a 64 bit OS can use more

gary67
14-07-2010, 06:42 AM
I think 456 is enough ram for running the windows XP home Page.

456MB? It would run like a snail stuck to the road with superglue. Minimum 1GB

inphinity
14-07-2010, 09:36 AM
I think 456 is enough ram for running the windows XP home Page.

Remind me what combination of RAM modules results in 456MB of RAM? Unless you have 256MB +128MB +64MB + 8MB it's uhm.... yeah.

Agent_24
14-07-2010, 10:37 AM
Remind me what combination of RAM modules results in 456MB of RAM? Unless you have 256MB +128MB +64MB + 8MB it's uhm.... yeah.

Don't forget integrated graphics can take some RAM and change things some more.

GreacherTech
14-07-2010, 10:45 AM
512 min actually.
will run perfectly fine.

wratterus
14-07-2010, 11:11 AM
512 min actually.
will run perfectly fine.

It does depend a bit on what you're running. Emailing, word processing and web browsing 512mb is OK - anything more intensive and you really want a bit more. XP is a lot hungrier now than it was a few years ago - Win7 on my IBM PC here uses the same amount of RAM XP did, when running a lot of apps (messenger, skype, firefox with half a million tabs open, Outlook 2010, remote desktop x2.. etc etc.