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Originally Posted by Brenbren View Post
so if you had 4x1gb a 32bit OS couldn't use it? cus you say to use 2x512mb instead..
no matter what config you have it in 32bit wont see past 3.5gb ish
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Originally Posted by RonindeBeatrice View Post
Quad cores = 4 GB of RAM obviously; any other configuration and you look like this guy

More in the back than in the front.

Although admittedly he does look damn hot.
lol
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post #23 of 54
The new Dell laptop I got this week only sees 3.581 gb.. darn 32bit OS!
Darn Dell for not putting the 64 bit on! Now I have to call MS for the 64 version
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i disagree ... i can use more than 3gb easily on my machine
You're using Vista. Vista is designed to use as much RAM as possible to pre-load data.

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The new Dell laptop I got this week only sees 3.581 gb.. darn 32bit OS!
Darn Dell for not putting the 64 bit on! Now I have to call MS for the 64 version
Thats why producers rip off people when they sell 4GB. In reality, you're only getting 3.5GB if you dont get the 64bit. Many many people do not know this.
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post #25 of 54
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You're using Vista. Vista is designed to use as much RAM as possible to pre-load data.
i have XP on here too and i can get it to do the same

but i do use alot of ram hungry programs...
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post #26 of 54
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Thats why producers rip off people when they sell 4GB. In reality, you're only getting 3.5GB if you dont get the 64bit. Many many people do not know this.
Generally yes. It was still worth it to me when I spent $1,150 on a $2,100 laptop though
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post #27 of 54
I built my Intel rig with 4gb (4 x 1gb) of ram from day one.

A few weeks after i bought the rig, i sold off 2gb of the ram to a friend of mine. Ever since then, my computer has been taking its sweet ass time in doing anything....

I am running 64bit vista ult. witch does recommend at least 4gb of ram to run smoothly. I did notice a HUGE preformance hit when i went backwards from 4gb to 2gb of ram...
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With 2G of ram on vista it was somewhat slow with 4G i saw a big performance jump.
    
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post #29 of 54
i actually think 2gb will cause the game to shutter. i notice it in crysis. when i get near the end of the level my ram goes up to 99% and i start to lag pretty heavy. im just thiking its caused from the system dumping the memory onto the HDD and it slows down.
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post #30 of 54
4GB is much better on vista 64bit when running bigger applications like games, video editing, etc... Even 8GB is useful for servers. I only have 2GB on my system but I've ran vista 64 on 4GB on others systems and it feels quite a bit smoother.
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