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post #1 of 19
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I have a 32-bit windows vista with 4GB RAM sticks. However it is only reading 2.5GB, I heard you can increase that by downloading a software called PC Pitstop Optimize 2008 Improving the Performance & Stability of any PC running Windows.

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post #2 of 19
Nope. You need an x64 bit Operating System to use all 4 gigs.
post #3 of 19
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I know that but, isn't 2.5GB to low I mean I heard I can atleast get 3GB or 3.5GB
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post #4 of 19
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I know that but, isn't 2.5GB to low I mean I heard I can atleast get 3GB or 3.5GB
I believe it is because you have 2 8800GTXs. So you have 2x768= 1.5gb and the way 32bit works it takes that away from the 4gb because of the PCI mapping. 4gb-1.5gb = 2.5gb
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post #5 of 19
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is there anyway I can increase it to 3.2GB RAM? Because when I play crysis on very hight its very laggy im not using any AA.
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post #6 of 19
If you have retail Vista, you can obtain the 64-bit disk at nominal cost from MS (I think it's like $10 or so).

64-bit is really the way to go, esp. with those 8800GTX's. You might want to consider axing one of those to free up RAM.
    
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post #7 of 19
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1) How can I get the 64 bit? I live in Canada
2) If I deactivate SLI, wouldn't it make crysis even worse? And is RAM more important for performance?
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post #8 of 19
I just checked your monitor, and you have a 21" CRT... I guess you run a pretty high resolution. In that case, SLI will give the better boost.

Contact MS. I am not sure how it works (I think there was a piece of paper that came with Vista explaining how to get the 64-bit version).

And finally, outright buying 64-bit Vista OEM is also an option. It isn't *that* expensive.
http://www.directcanada.com/products...ture=MICROSOFT
$110.24 CAD
    
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post #9 of 19
Crysis is using up 2+ GB of RAM? Is that normal? I don't think it is...--how is 2.5GB of RAM not enough for crysis? Also, It's probably better for Crysis to have 2x cards in SLI and 2GB of RAM than a single card with 3GB of ram. Lastly, Crysis might not be lagging due to insufficient system RAM. How much RAM does it use when you're playing? Alt+Tab out of the game when you're playing, open up taskmanager and look at how much memory it's using. I'd be surprised if it's using more than 1GB...

A 64-bit OS is what you'll really need to see and use all 4GB of your RAM.
    
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post #10 of 19
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I don't mind installing the 64-bit operating system but I heard that most programs do not work with it. And I am a beginner with operating systems, so if anything goes wrong I won't know how to fix it.
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