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I have someone that has asked me to make them a computer and hes asked for 24 gigs or ram and windows xp 64 bit is this going to be ok???
    
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XP IA64 bit (itanium) is 16 GB max

XP Pro 64 bit is 128 GB

edit: yup, 16 GB with 16 TB virtual.
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Benefits of 64-bit Windows

Additional Performance and Scalability

Large memory support. Supports up to 16 GB of RAM and 16 TB of virtual memory, enabling applications to run faster when working with large data sets. Applications can preload substantially more data into virtual memory, allowing rapid access by the Intel Itanium processor. This reduces the time for loading data into virtual memory or seeking, reading and writing to data storage devices, thus making applications run faster and more efficiently.

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From HERE

2nd edit: Hmm, other sources are saying 128 GB.


And edit 3: their are 2 versions of Windows XP 64 bit, 64 bit Itanium (IA64) and Professional 64 bit. Itanium is the 16 GB with 16 TB virtual. XP Pro x64 is 128 gigs.
Edited by blupupher - 2/10/11 at 7:20am
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16gb of ram and 16tb of virtual memory.
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Originally Posted by theodorou View Post
I have someone that has asked me to make them a computer and hes asked for 24 gigs or ram and windows xp 64 bit is this going to be ok???
XP really shouldn't be used for new computers; it's already long past its useful life. And 64-bit XP was a nightmare to actually attempt to use mainly because of the utter lack of stable drivers. Time for Windows 7, or Linux
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Does he just want the most RAM possible or does he really need that? Because in reality there are very few reasons someone should get 24 gigs of RAM.
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i think it should be at least mentioned, he isn't so much limited by how much ram the OS can support atm, but his own motherboards/cpu limitation for ram.
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