View Full Version : Max Memory in Windows 98
03-23-2004, 12:20 PM
I was searching for a topic and I see that Windows 98 can only utilize a maximum of 192 MB memory.
Is this true?
The basic thought in the past with Windows 98 has been that it can "see" any amount of physical memory you add to your machine.
However, the O/S would only utilize a maximum of 256MB of RAM.
03-23-2004, 01:45 PM
I think that the actual maximum addressable RAM in 98SE is 800MB... this is limited by the vcache setting. However, this space is shared with the AGP aperture, so if you have a 128MB video card & 768MB RAM in your Windows 98 machine, you may generate a lot of memory errors.
To be safe, I'd recommend you keep the RAM under 512MB (or upgrade to W2K or XP).
03-23-2004, 01:56 PM
i could never get it to work with more than 511 in my box which has 1024 MB of ram. at 512 it would give me crazy errors. you can limit the amount of ram win98 recognized in msconfig so even if you have more than 512, windows will only use the amount you specify. i dont know about the whole video card issue, but i had a 32 meg radeon in there.
03-23-2004, 07:05 PM
Yup...512 gives 98 some problems. I know though with one of those memory optimiztion programs, you can get 98 and 512MB to play nice together. Memboost I think it was? I don't remember.
03-23-2004, 07:31 PM
well, i just limited windows to 511 and everything worked fine. no need for any extra programs
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