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    Max RAM

    Does anyone know the maximum amount of RAM that Windows 2000 Pro actually uses. I know that you can put as much RAM in as your mother board allows but how much does the OS actually Use?

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    Re: Max RAM

    What are you going to be running on your Win2K platform - lots of multimedia, plain word-processing or small databases or..................?
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    Re: Max RAM

    Running databases, queries and writing/testing some code!

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    Re: Max RAM

    Well, I read your question to be saying: if I buy more than a certain amount of memory, then I will be wasting my money. My instinct is that you should probably be able to operate quite comfortably on 1Gb. If you were looking at running WinXP and/or running queries against several DBs simultaneously, then I would up it - but otherwise 1Gb should give you quite a bit of elbow room.
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    Re: Max RAM

    The best answer for you is to watch the system use of memory and buy more if it isn't enough. If you have a lot of swapping to disk, buy more memory. If it runs decently then don't bother.
    -Mark

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