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well with normal x64 vista, you have to take out 2gb ram to install window then download the hotfix, then resit the 2nd stick of ram so you can use it..

did they fix this issue with the SP1 version?
    
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Huh??? I've always installed Vista 64-bit with 4GB installed, and never had a problem.

I have vaguely heard about this 'hotfix' before, but I think it's just a false rumor that has no true foundation.
    
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I installed with all my ram plugged in no problem. (At least if I recall. I really don't remember now. Pretty sure I did.)
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
Huh??? I've always installed Vista 64-bit with 4GB installed, and never had a problem.

I have vaguely heard about this 'hotfix' before, but I think it's just a false rumor that has no true foundation.
Well this is pretty solid foundation i assume xD
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929777

directly quoted from microsoft

Quote:
WORKAROUND
To work around this problem, use either of the following methods:
•Restart the computer. Then, try to install again.
•Remove 2 GB of RAM, and then restart the installation process. After Windows Vista is installed, reinstall the RAM.
i don't know either, but i've heard this everywhere
    
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i installed vista over 5gb of ram with no issues ....its gotta be a myth
or just some boards must conflict with so much ram...? who knows !!!!!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MS
This problem occurs if the following conditions are true:
• The computer uses more than 3 GB of RAM.
• The computer uses a storage system that is running the Storport miniport driver.
• The computer uses a controller that uses 32-bit direct memory access (DMA).
That seems to be a pretty specific set of circumstances, and apparently not many users run into this specific set of circumstances.

Again, there seems to be truth to it, but in the majority of cases, there is no problem.
    
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I just reformatted and installed Vista x64 OEM Home Premium the other day and I always have done it with my full 4GB?
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Sweet, nice to hear from you people that its fine installing x64 windows with 4gb+ ram =], saves me some hassle. Thx all

+rep to you all =]
    
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I install with all 4GB installed too, never had a problem.
 
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It is a known issue and has been addressed by Microsoft as already stated:

Microsoft
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.

But the patch is included in SP1. If you try to run the patch, a message pops up telling you the patch no longer applies. For those of you that didnt have a BSOD, you are part of the 50% that arent affected by this.

Every time I see a post about BSODs with Vista during and after install, 9/10 times the person has 4Gb of ram installed and the hotfix fixes the issue.
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