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#1 samuel3

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 07:27 PM

Well we all know 4GB of RAM is fast, I thinking about getting some more RAM for christmas, like another 2GB of RAM, i currently have 4GB of RAM im posting if anyone knows if 6GB of RAM would make a difference to 4GB of RAM? Would i see the difference?


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Posted 13 December 2008 - 08:52 PM

Only if you have Vista 64 bit
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Posted 14 December 2008 - 07:02 AM

I have 32 bit operating system.

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 10:46 AM

32-bit only recognizes about 3.5 out of 4 gigs. You cannot add more
64-bit can max out at 8 gigs
Here's something to read:
http://compreviews.about.com/od/memory/a/Vista4GB.htm

Before you ask, no you cannot upgrade from 32 to 64:

No. If you are currently running a 32-bit version of Windows, you can only perform an upgrade to another 32-bit version of Windows. Similarly, if you are running a 64-bit version of Windows Vista, you can only perform an upgrade to another 64-bit version of Windows Vista.

For detailed information about installing and upgrading 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows, go to Installation choices for Windows Vista (32-bit) or Installation choices for Windows Vista (64-bit) online.

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 11:26 AM

Ok, thanks thats RAM of the chrismtas list!

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 11:25 PM

32-bit only recognizes about 3.5 out of 4 gigs. You cannot add more
64-bit can max out at 8 gigs
Here's something to read:
http://compreviews.about.com/od/memory/a/Vista4GB.htm

Before you ask, no you cannot upgrade from 32 to 64:


You can go past 8GB in 64-bit, actually Vista can support 128GB with Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate editions. Some motherboards do max out at 8GB, however. Here's the link that explains Vista's memory limits.

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