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Pretty self explanatory, how much ram does win xp 32 bit support? Is the max 4 or 8 gb?

I wanna know if ill have to shell the 100 dollars for vista....*shudder*
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post #2 of 11
32bit is 3.5GB
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my friend has XP and 4gb of ram....it shows up as 3.25gb
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4 GB Minus any Graphics RAM you have
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Well, this sucks. Now ill need vista for 4 GB...

Thanks for the help tho!
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post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by frisbeeofdeath51 View Post
Well, this sucks. Now ill need vista for 4 GB...

Thanks for the help tho!
Vista 32bit will still be the same as XP 32bit.

DuckieHo told me,
32bit OS = 3.5GB without enabling PAE.
64bit OS = 16GB or 128GB because of OS artifical limited.
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post #7 of 11
Better still, why do you need 4gb?
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post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by TaiDinh View Post
Vista 32bit will still be the same as XP 32bit.

DuckieHo told me,
32bit OS = 3.5GB without enabling PAE.
64bit OS = 16GB or 128GB because of OS artifical limited.
Correct, with the exception that some of the 32-bit server2003 OS allowed up to 16gb with some trick, but it's still not as good as 64-bit.

If you want 4gigs of RAM, I would definatly use a 64-bit OS.
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post #9 of 11
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Better still, why do you need 4gb?
Why wouldn't you ?



Ok, i guess i'll be buying 64bit home premium. Thanks for the help again!
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post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by frisbeeofdeath51 View Post
Why wouldn't you ?



Ok, i guess i'll be buying 64bit home premium. Thanks for the help again!
Um, lets see, because you will not get any extra performance for a lot more money where you could have spent it on better things
    
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