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greetings , did i read somewheres that if i use 4 gigs of ram , useing windows xp , 32 bit , that it wont recogenize the ram?
can someone elighten me some on this?
thanks for reading .
cheers .
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Windows 32bit os's can only address 4GB of memory including video memory, which results in less that 4GB of actual memory being available in 32bit Windows systems.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xdaseinx View Post
Windows 32bit os's can only address 4GB of memory including video memory, which results in less that 4GB of actual memory being available in 32bit Windows systems.
thanks . so if i get an 8800 gt , 512, the computer will have 3.5 ram?
is that how it works?
excuse my ignorance . its all new to me .
would it be worth my while to even get the 4 gigs?
thanks again .
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post #4 of 6
its better than having 2 gigs.
3.5gb or 4gb I think wont make much a different
now 2gb to 3.5 might make a difference depending on what your planing to do/
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It usually is less. There are also other things that lower the available system memory (other devices that require addressing of memory, including sound). On average you'll get 3.2GB using a 512MB graphics card.
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post #6 of 6
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i game , mostly .
thanks for the replies guys .
your help is much apprecitated .
4 gigs it will be .
cheers again .
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