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From: Walt <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Wish list item
Date: Tue, 08 Jun 2004 12:09:41 -0400
At 11:15 AM 8/06/2004, Terry Reigel wrote:
>On Tue, 08 Jun 2004 10:43:00 -0400, Walt wrote:
> > Both Windows XP and TMG 5 like a lot of memory. My
> > recommendation would be that you figure on 1 to 1.5
> > gigabytes of memory to run TMG 5 under XP. A computer
> > which you are upgrading to XP will in most cases take a
> > maximum of 512 MB (that is, half a gigabyte).
> > I'm sure that it is possible to run TMG 5 under XP on
> > less memory than I suggest but I feel strongly that it
> > would be happier and run faster with this amount of
> > memory. With a maximum of 512 MB it would be better to
> > use Win 98 (or Win ME if that is the operating system
> > that came installed on your computer).
> > Have any of you had experience that says I am wrong about
> > this?
>I ran WinXP for some time with half a gig of memory. Normally I had
>two copies of TMG5 (beta and regular) TMG4, e-mail client, and browser
>all open, also often Word and other programs. I was disappointed that
>I couldn't seem much difference when I upgraded to a full Gig of RAM.
>But my "test" was entirely subjective - I didn't try to actually
>objectively measure any differences.
Thanks for the information.
I have a friend who has been talking about upgrading an older machine (512
MB max) to XP, and my brother has gone from very slow to crashing with a
large FTM database running under XP with 256 MB.
Your information and Paul's should be of interest to both of them in terms
of how much memory might be required.