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Old 2009-06-21, 08:04   #3
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"Jacob"
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Windows XP memory requirements have not really gone up since the initial release : I have an X64 installation where all system processes together require less than 170M of memory, some could perfectly be swapped out.

Another box with XP SP3 32 bits and quite a few programs open (Excel, Firefox, Outlook, Remote Desktops...) uses 480M.


The problem are the different "applications" and "services" running at startup : they tend to accumulate. Reinstalling a fresh OS with all service packs and fixes will see a dramatic speed up in boot time and memory usage.

Of course a Unix (Linux) box could work with a lot less of memory :-)

To come back to your initial inquiry, except for P-1 factoring there are no memory constraints for any of the work types.

Jacob

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