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Is There A Way To Run Nt4 On An 8mb Ram System


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#1 Rodney.m

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 06:02 AM

i just got nt4 workstation but my computer needs 11mb of ram but my computer only has 8mb is there still a way to run it

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 10:19 PM

:thumbsup: Oh I have to ask. What are the specs on your computer?
It will depend on what version of NT you have. I believe NT3.1 will run with 16MB of Ram but NT3.51 and NT4 will need at least 32MB of RAM. It has been so long.
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Posted 19 January 2007 - 11:07 PM

my computer is a 486 with 8mb ram but i had nt 3.51 workstation on there not long ago but i can't put nt4 workstation on there

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 04:57 AM

Nice. I still have an old 386sx20 and 486dx33, althought I have not fired them up in years. I am amost certain you will need 32mb minimum to run NT4.
Is this one of those projects that you want to keep the machine "as is", and try to run it or you just have not upgraded?

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 05:56 AM

i have tried to upadate but it said i didn't have the minimum amout of ram

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 06:10 AM

I was referring to upgrading the amount of RAMin your computer. The RAM in that computer should be 30pin or 72pin, and 4 to 8 slots. Most used computer stores sell 4mb sticks for $1 to $5 per stick.
Do you know what type of RAM is in? Is it EDO,..?
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Posted 27 March 2007 - 05:51 AM

im not shore but i recently brought 4 8mb sticks bu i can only put 2 of the 4 in because more than 2 makes it act weird

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 07:04 AM

No problem. It just takes time.
You could have different types of RAM. the old 30pin and 72pin RAM came in standard and EDO. If you mix them up the computer will not work.
The difference between EDO and standard RAM is small and is hard to tell by looking at them.
This may not be the problem but it is worth looking into if you want to keep using the computer.
Thanks for replying no matter how late. :thumbsup:
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Posted 30 March 2007 - 08:29 PM

well they came straight out of someones computer well thats what the guy who sold it to me said but do you know a way to tell the type of ram

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 11:02 PM

Try this program, CPUz
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Posted 30 March 2007 - 11:16 PM

thanks but i just remebered i have a program that does the same thing i've had it stowed away for awile but thanks anyway

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 05:40 AM

2 of them are standard and 2 are EDO

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 07:21 AM

That is part of your problem. EDO and non-EDO memory are not compatible. Could you post the make and model of your motherboard.
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Posted 21 April 2007 - 02:11 AM

how do i find the make and model of my mother board
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Posted 21 April 2007 - 08:18 AM

We are here for you. Do not worry about taking your time, UNLESS! You are posting a HJT log.
Have you tried running Everest 1.51?
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