This is probably a common question, but I've never tried or experienced this first hand myself....
I know XP will see 4GB as only 3.5GB or 3.25GB. But what happens if you have a system with 6 or 8GB of RAM (or more)? Will WinXP (32-bit) just ignore the extra RAM, or could this cause instability issues with XP?
I have 8GB of RAM in my system now and want to know before I actually do the dual boot to foresee if there will be any issues prior to actually taking the time to do it.
My reason for doing this is I do programming and want to be able to also play some older games (games that came out prior to Vista, and that don't work with UAC very well). I don't plan to use it as a day-to-day primary OS, just for programming and game playing. Which I can't do in the XP Mode VM, or I would.