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post #1 of 12
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Is it worth upgrading to 4GB of RAM for XP 32-bit? Or should I just get faster 2GB RAM?

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Im pretty sure that you need a 64bit operating system to utilize 4gb.
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you are correct. xp32 will only see 3.25 gb mem
    
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A 32-bit OS can only use 3.25GB Max (around), including GPU memory. so only 2.75 of that 4Gb will be usable. Sides its XP, stick with 2GBs and just get a faster set or dont worry about it.
    
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Yea bro you cant even go above 3.5 gb or so with a 32-bit OS
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post #6 of 12
If you fit 4GB's of ram it will still give you better performance, except that the full 4GB's won't be recognised properly by the O/S
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I have it on my 32Bit XP OS,Works all fine here some of my games run more smoother than before.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by caos800 View Post
A 32-bit OS can only use 3.25GB Max (around), including GPU memory. so only 2.75 of that 4Gb will be usable. Sides its XP, stick with 2GBs and just get a faster set or dont worry about it.
It can recognize 4GB max. Then it subtracts your GPU vRAM and such. That's how you get ~3.5Gb

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post #9 of 12
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Thanks guys. I guess I'll just get 2GB 1066 Tracers.
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post #10 of 12
If you need more than 2GB of ram, it's worth it.

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Originally Posted by caos800 View Post
A 32-bit OS can only use 3.25GB Max (around), including GPU memory. so only 2.75 of that 4Gb will be usable. Sides its XP, stick with 2GBs and just get a faster set or dont worry about it.
32-bit Vista is artifically limited to 3.25GB to avoid certain conflicts. XP 32 is not. The only limitation in XP is the 32-bit address space.

Most systems with XP 32-bit and a 512MiB video card will have 3.2-3.4GB available. I've seen up to 3.8GB be usable with a small enough video card.
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