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No OCing - 2GB or 4GB for Vista HP?

post #1 of 17
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Ok so i wont be overclocking my coming rig but i will be heavily gaming, so i was wondering if 4GB is possible in Windows Vista Home Premium? Also, i heard 4GB isnt good in AMD motherboards, but i still want as much as possible as Vista is a RAM guzzler and i want to have more than enough to game and do background apps.

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post #2 of 17
if it's x64 then it will see 4GB, but if it's normal OS, waste of money, use 2GB RAM for normal OS, but if you got x64 edition, get 4GB of RAM.
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yeah.. ^^ 64 bit can see up to 128 Gigs of ram...

32 bit can only see up to 3.something gigs (under 2.5
    
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Is that for the X2 3600+, ie;AM2?
If so you should be fine with the 64bit OS... there are 2x2G DDR2 modules avaialble too!
    
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AMD only doesn't like 3 or more sticks, if it's 2x2G sticks, go for it .
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post #6 of 17
If this system is for gaming... then 4GB will not do anything for you. No game to my knowledge can even use 2GB. It would be a waste of money currently.
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post #7 of 17
go for it.. you will use that in the future.. when DX10 games come out, they'll probably run better with 4GB..

and duckie.. it wont be a waste in the future
    
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Originally Posted by Tyrker View Post
AMD only doesn't like 3 or more sticks, if it's 2x2G sticks, go for it .
I'm using 4 sticks of RAM, I have no problem with it at all. What make you think AMD doesn't like 3 or more sticks?
post #9 of 17
your timings are loosened to 2t
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post #10 of 17
well vista nd drivers uses 1 gig of ram.

4gigs is a worthwhile investment.

It will be great for the future.

If you get 2 2gb sticks they are more expoensive and have higher latecy's

AMD's don't "like" 4 sticks when overcloking due to the stress on the integrated memory controller.

Note that some people believes it limits oc's but it depends.
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