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post #1 of 23
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Is it worth buying 4GB of ram for a 32bit Vista machine? Will it recognize all the ram? And if not, how much will it recognize? Would I be better off with 2GB instead?
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post #2 of 23
It wont recognize 4gm of ram. And its not worth doing it if you are on x32 in my opinion.
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post #3 of 23
you will get almost an extra gig so i would say ya its worth it. but you willl not get the full 4 gigs.
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post #4 of 23
depending on your usage but 2 gigs should be more than fine and even if you put 4 gigs your system will only recognizes 3 so you lose a gig just there
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post #5 of 23
Your setup will see about 3.5GB, but DDR2 is cheap enough that you could just as well go for it.... you're more apt to utilize it in Vista anyway.
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post #6 of 23
Keep in mind that if you go 4Gb, try to go 2x2gb, since the AMD memory controller doesnt like using all 4 banks at once. You can lose stability in overclocks, and most of the time your memory will default to 2T.
post #7 of 23
why do people think they need 4gb of ram?

i got 2gb

and even under gaming and stuff i dont even use 800mb
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post #8 of 23
windows will still recognize like 3.5-3.75 gigs of it, so if you need it go for it. The only thing I need for memory for is mapping, for video games. Undo levels use up a lot of memory
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post #9 of 23
If ur sticking with DDR, I think its too expensive and prob not worth the money, as someday if you upgrade, it will probably be to DDR2, it will be more worth it then. I don't think you need 4gig for Vista tbh
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post #10 of 23
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Originally Posted by Meecrob View Post
why do people think they need 4gb of ram?

i got 2gb

and even under gaming and stuff i dont even use 800mb
Vista is very different from XP in that regard. Its a memory hog.
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