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Originally Posted by N2Gaming View Post
So what is the minimum amount ram needed to install and run Win 7 x86 properly?
To browse the web and office tasks, 2GB I would say.

And a strong Single core ~ 1.8-2.0ghz IE: Core 2 Solo, Athlon 64, Sempron K10.5
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He is using integrated sound, not a dedicated sound card. I would advocate going and buying a cheap sound card (like $30 likely) and forgoing the integrated.
Doesn't matter that it's onboard. It's still run off the pci bus.
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True enough. I tend to find more issues with onboard in my experience though.
     
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Blitz, I think that is just a OS limitation. Technically I'm not sure if it has anything to do with video card. If so include some documentation/links, I wouldn't mind reading about this topic

Good luck guys
Not Blitz but :

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929605/en-us
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Shadow_419, taken from the link above:

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An x64 (64-bit) version of Windows Vista must be used.
As far as I know, for Vista 32-bit it's just a OS limitation.

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If you have a system with PAE (Windows Server for example) you could technically get around this with the virtual extra bits. So I am with Thlnk3r in that it is not a per se 32-bit limitation, but a limitation of a 32-bit operating system. One without a software workaround to a hardware limitation.
     
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Blitz isn't entirely correct but not entirely wrong either. The total available/visible ram to 32 bit windows does decrease depending on how much vram there is, but two 4870x2's are only really using 1GB since the same information is mapped across all four 1GB vram buffers.
Example: 2 512MB cards in sli or xfire don't equal 1GB of vram but 512MB of vram with the same info on both cards.
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Thanks shadow_419, my morbid curiosity requires me to install XP x86 when I get home now. Thanks a lot.
     
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Blitz isn't entirely correct but not entirely wrong either. The total available/visible ram to 32 bit windows does decrease depending on how much vram there is, but two 4870x2's are only really using 1GB since the same information is mapped across all four 1GB vram buffers.
Example: 2 512MB cards in sli or xfire don't equal 1GB of vram but 512MB of vram with the same info on both cards.
Shadow_419, do you have any MS documentation/links to sources ect that goes over this topic? I'm a little curious. Why would my system memory decrease depending on the vram size? Is this only noticeable on systems with video cards running 512MB+ memory? I never saw a change when I ran my 4850...
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Shadow_419, do you have any MS documentation/links to sources ect that goes over this topic? I'm a little curious. Why would my system memory decrease depending on the vram size? Is this only noticeable on systems with video cards running 512MB+ memory? I never saw a change when I ran my 4850...
It's a known fact of what contributes to your overall system RAM.

Also, he is right on the Xfire/SLi note as well, because GPU VRAM when in CrossfireX or SLi is more or less like a RAID 1 array between hard drives. Not for the same purpose, but when the system reads it, it doesn't read a combined value.
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