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Yeah well, we need to get with times anyways. 64bit and more than 4gigs of ram is the way to go. Thats why MS is pushing it harder than usual.
    
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There is absolutely no need right now for more than 2gig's ram right now. While some games are pushing that the people suggesting more than 4gigs of ram just don't understand what this is about. 2gig and a 64 bit vista will solve this, you do not need 8 gigs of ram, even with 8 gig's you'd still run out of address space on 32bit vista.
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Originally Posted by MasterKromm View Post
I'm wondering what addressing space will look like for the hd 2900 xt 1 gb and if SLI/CF have a profound impact as well? 2x gtx or 2x 1gb 2900s might even bring 4gb ram to its knees in 32 bit Vista.
If I understand address virtualization - which I probably don't - then it should be fine. The HD 2x00's are the first cards to support that. nVidia has no clue how to implement it.

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So basically this is saying, get 64 bit vista with 3GB of ram+?
Get 64bit Vista with minimum 2GB RAM, recommended 4GB.
     
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