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Hi all

 

I have a question.  Is it possible to get XP to recognize more that 4GB of ram?  Or will I have to change my operating system?  If anyone can shed some light on this I would be very thankfull.

 

Thanks in advance..................John

 

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Well man, I can recommend you Win 7 64 Bits for this situation, XP is not bad but if you want to use more RAM, well Win 7 x64 is the solution :)

 

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Walter Almaraz


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No, it is not possible. If you have XP Professional you're capped at 4GB.  If you have XP Home edition then you're actually capped at 2GB.  If you have the Home edition then I strongly recommend just buying Windows 7 64-bit and upgrading because 2GB is just not realistic with today's add-ons.  

 

For XP Professional, if I remember correctly, allocates 2GB of RAM to applications and 2GB to the OS, so FSX likely has only 2GB of real RAM to work with.  If you're using a lot of add-ons you're probably going to run into more CTD's and OOM's than is typical of people using Windows 7 whether 32-bit or 64-bit.

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There is an operating system for XP that was designed for server applications. It is XP 64bit. I do not know for certain, but I believe it recognizes more than 4GB of RAM. IF you research this one a little, you may be able to buy a copy online.

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You need a new 64bit OS for that. So you can't make your current XP 32bit doo that. Either XP, Vista, Win7 or Win8 in 64bit version would do, but I would recommend Win7 64bit.

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