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Hi
I use XP Home SP3 32bit
As you know XP 32bit can only use about 3.25GB of RAM.
I have one stik of 4GB RAM in slot A1 and one stik of 4GB RAM in slot A2 (a matched pair kit).



My question is is there any potential problem at all with having 8GB RAM installed??
    
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post #2 of 6
None, apart from the fact the OS can't use the majority of it. You'll be fine matey....
 
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No problems at all
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No, just a waste of money...
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post #5 of 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Overclocker View Post

No, just a waste of money...

Not if you set that extra memory up as a RAM disk! Highly recommend.
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post #6 of 6
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Ya, ok fine.
Thats what I thot.


I asked cuz Im getting random BSOD about 5 different ones but usually not the same one twice.
Sometimes after using windoze for a while, sometimes before post, some times I see a quick flash of BSOD rite after post but it dosent stall.
These BSOD usually point to diver issues, but we know that means nothing.
Check disk didnt solve the trouble.
It a new rig, everything was fine for about 6 months.

I checked memory by only using one stick at a time in different slots made no difference.
    
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