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How can I change RAM size?

A few months ago I reduced the size of RAM (not virtual; real RAM) from 2GB to 1 because an old programm couldn't deal with more.
Now I can't find where to resize ....

Scuzi for my English and thanks in advance

Chris

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  • karenza610 Jan 05, 2009

    Hallo, Tigerjim!



    XP Home Edition,

  • karenza610 Jan 05, 2009

    It's clear to me so far...



    I see 1,4 GB Ram, where there should be 2 - and I know that I changed this myself.

    Problem is - I can't remember where in Windows ;-(



    Chris

  • karenza610 Jan 05, 2009

    Got it ;-))))))



    Start => Ausführen(what's that in English?) => msconfig <= eingeben

    Boot.ini - there you can set "max mem" or delete it.



    Thanks for your interest



    Chris

  • Jim Kirk May 11, 2010

    What kind of system is it and what operating system are you using?

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You should be able to go to Start >Settings >Control Panel >System and the General tab will show details of your system, the operating system, your processor, and the amount of RAM you have. It should adjust automatically.

If it's not showing the correct amount, let me know and we'll try something else.

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