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hey guys i heard that windows xp does not support 4 gega ram, even if the mother board support it, it will show only 3 gega ram, i'm willing to install winxp proffesional 64bit with 4 gega ram, will it work?
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Windows XP isn`t the problem...the x86 architecture is the problem.
get x64 and problem solved

but i think you`d better get Vista 64 instead of XP 64...xp 64 sux
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post #3 of 26
I had XP 32bit.. The OS only read 3.5gb of ram.
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me i need to work on 3dmax and autocad 64bit edition, vista is a resource killer, ram will be full and cpu is killed
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post #5 of 26
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Originally Posted by djgaby View Post
me i need to work on 3dmax and autocad 64bit edition, vista is a resource killer, ram will be full and cpu is killed
Then get more RAM, because Vista 64-bit is way better than XP's 64-bit variant.
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post #6 of 26
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Originally Posted by low strife View Post
Then get more RAM, because Vista 64-bit is way better than XP's 64-bit variant.
100% agreed. Vista is NOT a resource hog (like the media has made it out to be). It actually puts your resources to good use. RAM is faster than hard drive swap files, hence why Vista uses more of your RAM. Usually 2GB of RAM is enough these days even for Vista. However if you're doing some heavy 3D work, I'd suggest you go 4GB....since that's what you're asking anyway. Go 4GB of RAM and Vista x64. You'll be happy with it. If you've never used Vista before, it takes a LITTLE bit of getting used to. But for the most part everything's pretty much in the same spots as XP.

I for one, suggest you make the switch. Windows XP 64bit is absolutely HORRIBLE. There are a SELECT FEW people who don't have any problems with it. But about 99% of people who have tried XP 64, they hate it. Lack of driver support for the main thing.
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ok thanx guys
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ok, windows XP, in all it's versions will only detect 3.5GB of RAM because of it's x86 architecture (also known as 32-bit architecture).

If u want to build a rig with more than 3GB of RAM (Like the ones of the 8GB RAM club) then I reccomend u to get Windows Vista Ultimate x64, but remember to pack it with the best GPU system and CPU!! lol
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post #9 of 26
It will work but you simply wont be able to utilise all of the 4GB ram. I would really advise against XP 64bit as it's got the worse driver support. You'll be pulling your hair out seriously, go Vista X64bit mate.
 
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post #10 of 26
my desktop has vista 32bit and only reads 2.75 of 3gb ram.

my laptop though has vista 64bit and reads 4gb.

heres the thing. vista is a ram hog and will use all the ram you give it.
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