adding pci cards and RAM usage Tags: Memory PCI RAM Windows XP Last response: December 27, 2007 3:31 PM in Memory Share tgosselin26 December 27, 2007 1:30:19 PM Hi, Does anyone know how much system memory, if any, is consumed by Windows XP Pro when you're adding a pci add-on card? I am adding a SATA controller card to my new system to accommodate two new drives and am wondering what the "hit" is going to be. Thanks in advance for the assist. TomG More about : adding pci cards ram usage XMSYellowbeard a b } Memory December 27, 2007 3:31:56 PM There should not be any consumed per se as the address space for the PCI slot is already reserved by XP. Actual memory and CPU usage will rely on the card and how much you are using the drives attached to that controller. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum7970CF Low Usage , Low FPS. ForumAdding a 3rd Monitor with a 2nd card in PCI -E x1 Slot ForumCrossfireX HD 7770 unequal GPU usage ForumPCI e 2.1 cards in pci e 2.0 motherboards? ForumAdding a second 6 pin PCI Express power cable to 600 watts PSU ForumAdding video card to prebuilt for gaming ForumCPU usage goes down to 0% ForumProblem Adding a PCI -E Card to Dell Dimension 4700 ForumHow does dual 1920x monitor usage affect gaming video card selection? Forum6850 Crossfire low gpu usage / low fps :-(( ForumRam Upgraded, now I have an issue about the reading and usage .... ForumMSI 870A-G54 AM3 AMD 870 and adding RAM ForumFYI ~ ~ ~ Power Draw usage from my PC... ForumHELP CPU usage up to 100%??!!? ForumHigh CPU usage all the time, even after format ForumPC hangs at BIOS screen after updating graphics driver. ForumNoob RAM Question not in FAQ ForumAdvice: Motherboard and RAM ForumCPU and Ram speed question ForumThe Best Latencies For My RAM More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !