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 SolvedPCI Express 2.0 x16 video card usage Forum SolvedWhat is the best graphics card I can buy and install on my EVGA 790i Digital PWN FTW motherboard? It is a PCI-e2/8GB RAM Forum Graphics card adding through PCI express card slot/bus Forum Adding sata port to my system via pci card Forum SolvedBest PCi-e x1 graphics card for Pentium 4 @3.4 Ghz with 4GB ram. Forum Adding a firewire card: PCI or PCI-E? Forum SolvedAdding a second PCI Express slot to a Mini-ITX motherboard? Forum i have p4 with 1 gb 3card and prs 3.0 gz 3 gb Ram but stil my Game adding porblm run thy stop why anyone answer me plzzzzzz i Forum pci 3.0 card? more/better branded ram #dx11 #gtx 285 Forum Solvedrandom ram usage Forum SolvedCan i use ECC RAM For normal usage? Forum Solvedsuddenly high ram usage Forum Adding pci sata card + samsun blu ray prevents IDE boot Forum SolvedHigh RAM Usage? Forum SolvedUpgrading RAM memory - Currently 2x2gb DDR3 - Adding 2x4gb DDR3 Forum Will adding a pci-e LAN card affect my gfx performance? Forum Adding PCI Network card on Asus M3A78 Forum Problem with an old MS-6377 when adding PCI video card Forum SolvedWAAAAAAAY too high RAM usage Forum SolvedDoes adding a single PCI-E 1.0 device cause the other PCI-E slots to downgrade to 1.0? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !