Reply 60 of 78, by chrismeyer6
RandomStranger wrote on 2022-05-03, 20:28:Trev-MUN wrote on 2022-05-03, 20:08:RandomStranger wrote on 2022-05-03, 16:45:
Supported, maybe. Reasonable? IMHO no. XP can address 3.5GB of RAM only.
XP64 can natively handle up to 128 GB of memory, but XP32 can also handle anywhere from 64 GB to 128 GB depending on the computer's processor if you activate Physical Address Extension.
XP64 is not "real" XP. It's a repurposed Windows Server 2003 and has its own set of issues.
I don't know how well XP32 does with PAE. I'm aware that there are ways to enable, but I heard mixed-to-bad experiences.
I ran XP Pro 64bit for years without any real issues. I had no compatible with any software I used and for the most part drivers worked without issue. It was nice having 8 gigs of RAM with XP. PAE is a mixed bag as it really depends on your chipset implementing PAE properly but it's not a bad option if you don't want to try XP 64.