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Is it worth it to upgrade to 4GB of memory? I was thinking about going with another set of Corsair XMS 2GB. It's cheaper now on newegg. I am going to be using Vista soon just wondering if it's worth it. Thanks to OC pros!
post #2 of 10
You'll need a 64-bit OS. And I'd say yes it will be worth it because I'm sure in a year 2gb won't be enough for games. If you're doing video editing and stuff like that right now, you'll notice a difference. But most people say it isn't worth it right now.
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? 64bit OS for 4gb? Is that correct?! A 32bit OS won't work with 4gb? Nooooooooooooooo!
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3.5gb. Which really won't matter too much.

4gb = The goodness for Content Creation. I'll have 8 when Penryn drops.

If you're doing more than just gaming, definitely worth it at this point.
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? 64bit OS for 4gb? Is that correct?! A 32bit OS won't work with 4gb? Nooooooooooooooo!
32-bit allows a max of 4GB this includes video ram and sound card ram (X-fi).

In 32-bit XP my 4GB shows up as 2.2GB.

You will probably see around 3GB.
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My 32-Bit XP shows up as 3.5gb. O_o; Weirdness.

OS X shows all 4 gigs. DDD
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post #7 of 10
32 bit = 4GB limit. 4Gb - 512 Mb GPU = 3.5 Gb RAM useable.

This would be the same if mac OSX was 32 bit..
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OS X reads every single gig as usable at home.

on the mac I'm on now, it reads ever single gig of my 5.5gigs.
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Well, I'm going to be using Vista soon, that's why I asked. I heard XP only recognizes only 3gigs and not 4gigs.
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OS X reads every single gig as usable at home.

on the mac I'm on now, it reads ever single gig of my 5.5gigs.
I don't see anywhere in the thread where Macs became relevant. Why must fanboys always go off-topic?
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