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ryan



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 12:08 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I have a system with 1gb that I would like to use for my main software box, much of my business software still needs windows 98

I am curious how would I set 640mb or 512mb of the 960mb of usuable ram as a disk cache sucessfully.

I know of a couple who have done this but I have never found out what himem.sys and ramdrive programs need to be loaded in config.sys to eliminate the out of ram issues you otherwise get. Basically it seems like 98 craps out just as fast with 512mb of the 1gb as a ramdrive just as if I try to use 1gb.

Any ideas?
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wdegroot



Joined: 03 Feb 2006
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Location: pennsylvanai

PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 8:36 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

windows 98 supports 512m of ram
if more ram is installed erratic lockups will occur
many older motherboards have a ram limit
example the ASUS P2B has a ram limit of 512m but certain kinds of raM WILL PERMIT 768 ( 3 256K STCISKS)
i USED 2-256 AND ONE 128 FOR A TOTAL OF 640 MEGS OF RAM.
the lockups were not that frequenmts
BUT a simple line added to the system.ini ( it is an ascii file will allow more than 512megs of ram without erratic lockups
this is NOT a motherboard or chipset problem
it is an OPERATING SYSTEM problem
----------------------------------------------------------
[Vcache]
MaxFileCache=524288

(system.ini to prevent locklups
--------------------------------------------------------

this small patch will help a LOT.
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