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RAM issue - on Opteron

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by xscript, Mar 25, 2005.

  1. xscript

    xscript Guest

    Hi.
    I have a question about RAM and WinXP. I know that XP has very bad RAM
    management (when I say RAM I mean physical RAM), so it uses just a
    half (or so) of avaliable RAM. Since I intend to buy over 2 GB of RAM
    (I need lots of memory: 3D+video work), I'm not happy about it, but it
    wouldn't be such a problem by it self (I can buy as twice as RAM).
    However, I heard that XP can (support up to 4GB, but can) use only 2GB
    of physical memory (RAM). Now, I intend to buy dual Opteron system.
    That means that each procesor has it's own RAM (HyperTransport aside).
    If I give each procesor 2 GB of RAM (4GM total), would it work, or
    would XP see it as 4 GB?

    Another thing; I heard that Win2K has much better RAM management than
    XP. Is it true?
     
    xscript, Mar 25, 2005
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