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post #1 of 9
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On my new build I've decided to go with e2180 on Abit IP35-e with Gskill Ram. I know that the more ram the better but my question is that with XP only seeing 3. something of the 4gig will this affect the oc?
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No it shouldn't affect the OC.
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Would I be better off going with 64 bit XP if I can find drivers? If Im lucky lol
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Unless you switched to Vista x64, the 32-Bit OS would only recognize ~3.2GHz. However, 4GB won't affect the OCing results unless you get like four ram sticks, that's when the OC potential become slightly less since it would affect the overall stability.

I recommendations 2GB which is more than sufficient
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Would I be better off going with 64 bit XP if I can find drivers? If Im lucky lol
just stay away from XP 64-Bit!!!
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well, if your going 64bit, you might as well jump on the band wagon and get vista. if you have xp 64bit already, thats great, but if your looking to buy a 64bit OS then you might as well get vista for the future. not to mention vista supports dx10, better gaming.
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Thanks for the help I reall appreciate it rep+ for both. Thanks guys.
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post #7 of 9
I have just switched to X64 XP Pro, Because I went to 4 gig. of ram and I all ready had X64 XP.

I found all the drivers and software I needed(And wanted) for X64 and installed everything about a week ago.

Moral of the story is I have had ZERO problems (Gaming or otherwize)with XP X64 and would promote it to any body who is asking.
    
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post #8 of 9
Memory overclocking is affected when comparing 2x2GB vs 4x1GB though.
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post #9 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by SZayat View Post
just stay away from XP 64-Bit!!!
Why? I've never had a single problem with xp x64
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