Wunderbar98 Posted October 9, 2022 Author Share Posted October 9, 2022 The RAM on my 800 MHz Windows 98 SE (Surplus-RAM Edition) was recently upgraded from 384 MB PC100 to 512 MB PC133 to 640 MB PC133. Unfortunately my extra 256 and 512 MB modules were not compatible so the last bump was only 128 MB. Out of curiousity the system was booted without adding a 'MaxPhysPage' entry, like below, to limit RAM to 512 MB: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM.INI: [386Enh] MaxPhysPage=20000 But the system already had [vcache] entries: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM.INI: [vcache] MinFileCache=49152 MaxFileCache=98304 ChunkSize=512 To wonderful surprise Windows 98 has been running great. If errors are encountered a MaxPhysPage entry or R. Loew's memory patch may be used. The system is booted daily and below tests fine. Pure DOS: - Command line commands, 'MEM /C /P' recognizes the RAM - Graphics, sound, packet driver - Gopherus - Links web browser - Games like Mechwarrior 2 Safe Mode: - Safe Mode boots and runs fine - System properties recognizes the RAM (639 MB reported) Regular graphic boot: - System properties recognizes the RAM (639 MB reported) - All software tested thus far good, no memory errors or glitches Short discussion and i'm sure lots archived here on MSFN too: https://www.techrepublic.com/forums/discussions/max-ram-for-windows-98-se/ Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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