is it possible to run xp 32bit on modern system (let's say core i5 with 12 GB DDR3) so that 4 GB of ram is used as system memory AND remaining 8 GB of ram is used as superfast virtual hard drive. Thanx.
as long as your core/main is 64 bit O/S... or your running a multiple or dual boot then sure... just remember 32bit will only support up to 4GB of RAM... 64Bit Windowds 7 or XP will hold up to 8GB unless your running server (2008 for example) which will let you crank it up. hope this helps.
no it will not see it... you will need a 64bit OS in order to see at least 8 of the 12... if you install server 2008 for example you can use all 12... then run a virtual of windows xp 32 bit and alocate 4GB of RAM leaving the server to use 8
No ram can notbe used as stoage it is looses/clears info once the power is stopped (reboot). depnding on yoru harddrive space you can allocate half to the OS then use the remainder to make a second HD:
for exmple: you have 250GB HD
when you install XP make your C:\ partition 125GB
then after your install, ight click on My Computer, Manage, Disk & Drives, you will see the remaining space as unallocated, right click on it then initialize... this will ive your a second drive (d:\) that you can use for storge