Originally Posted by EmeraldICE
In addition to my BIOS question, is there anything I need to do in preparation for x64 other than getting my chipset and video card drivers prepared?
Should I have any trouble with booting with 4GB right away?
I read on here someone got bluescreens until they took out a stick of RAM and got the hotfix.
Oh and is it really normal to use that much RAM while idle?
Since you have the 680i (and I'm assuming it is one of the reference boards), you can save your bios profiles. So I would go ahead and save them and load bios defaults (with ram voltage and timings set) to install the OS. I would also only install the OS with only 2Gb of ram. Then run the M$ hotfix below, then use all 4Gb:
For those running into the problem of BSOD when trying to run more then 3Gb of ram on Vista, you need to run the KB929777
hotfix from microsoft. This hotfix applies to Vista, both 32 bit
and 64 bit
, so download the corresponding update.
I cant answer your "ram at idle" question, but I know mine uses aprox 1.2Gb.