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if i was to get another 2x1 gigs of ram,what would happen,i know 3or 3.5 is reconized, but will it affect anything or should i get 2x512 of the same ram to make 3 gigs, ideas
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personally i would get the 2 gigs, then later get a 64-bit os later
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my ? is it wont hender perfomance ,it just doesnt reconize it,is that it
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my ? is it wont hender perfomance ,it just doesnt reconize it,is that it
I actualy have the same question?
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my ? is it wont hender perfomance ,it just doesnt reconize it,is that it
I have a question.

What does that actully mean? Too me it looks like aha gshjagdjagdhastguiasd.

Can you type it again and I might understand it? Cheers
    
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It'll probably not hinder performance in a real noticable way (maybe a little in benchies given the extra load on the memory controller).

But, there is really no need for 4GB. You have other spots that are weaker in your system than the RAM (CPU and GPU most notably). Those should be upgraded before thinking about 4GB RAM.
    
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post #7 of 12
You currently have 2GB and that should be enough for today's games. And yes, 32bit supports to around 3.5GB max. Going past 2GB wouldn't give you much or none performance boost because what will you be running that will exceed the 2GB limit? If you're a video editor, then that's a different story.
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post #8 of 12
32-bit Windows only shows 3gb regardless how much RAM you have installed.
I believe he's asking if there will be any performance issues if he increases the RAM above the amount Windows can see.

I believe the answer is: No, you will not see any performance issues by having more RAM than Windows is seeing / able to use. I'm sure one of these ppls with larger amount of RAM will confirm or deny it... unless they're government...

Edit: Some of you ppls type too fast...
    
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post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
It'll probably not hinder performance in a real noticable way (maybe a little in benchies given the extra load on the memory controller).

But, there is really no need for 4GB. You have other spots that are weaker in your system than the RAM (CPU and GPU most notably). Those should be upgraded before thinking about 4GB RAM.
i have a evga 8800gts 640 comming,should be here buy monday,hows that
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I have a question.

What does that actully mean? Too me it looks like aha gshjagdjagdhastguiasd.

Can you type it again and I might understand it? Cheers
what the hell are you looking at?
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