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Vista Memory????????

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i heard somewherer that vista does not really do well with more than 2 gigs of ram?? i was gonna get another gig or 2 but i cant remember where i heard that vista wont use it is thiss right? cause i gotta saty up with the jones's and get more memory.............
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no

but you need x64 bit edition to use anything over 3.5gigs of RAM
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I wouldn't bother getting another 2GB unless you're running the x64 version.
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is the x64 version any different? asthectially? performance?
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if you have 4 x 1 Gig memory sticks and Vista only sees 3.5 Gigs of it, will you still run in dual channel?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MrBungle View Post
if you have 4 x 1 Gig memory sticks and Vista only sees 3.5 Gigs of it, will you still run in dual channel?
good question

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bump. anyone?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MrBungle View Post
if you have 4 x 1 Gig memory sticks and Vista only sees 3.5 Gigs of it, will you still run in dual channel?
yes, you will. Dual Channel is at the hardware level.

The only issue with Vista memory that I know is covered here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929777/en-us

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is the x64 version any different? asthectially? performance?
Slightly more security... more RAM is supported... and you can support 64-bit applications to run faster.
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32bit OS cannot physically hold 4GB of RAM so as stated you will need to get the 64bit version.

With that said, 64bit shows no performance gain over 32bit in any general application. The only performance gain it shows is in privately owned and specifically coded apps. Usually in the industrial sector.

64bit is a still having a few problems with compatibility with hardware/software/drivers so it may be in your best interest to wait a while. It is still a solid OS but make sure you know all your hardware and software is supported for 64bit first.

With that said Vista generally has no problem running 3gb+ RAM as long as you use the 64bit version.
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