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Hterag, yeah I believe it is just XP and Vista (32bit) that are capped at 4gb (I think anything that has to do with NT has the cap too).
This speeds it up, and Gates + M$ programmers didn't think we would need more than 4gb of ram anyway
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You don't have to go Vista to go 64bit. There's a version of XP PRO is 64 bit.
Well, the driver support for XP Pro x64 is very lacking unfortunately.
 
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Originally Posted by nategr8ns View Post
This speeds it up, and Gates + M$ programmers didn't think we would need more than 4gb of ram anyway
Great fanboi comment... It is more the definition of integers limits 2^32. Blame mathematicians for defining numbers. Let's not use integers anymore!

Vista is capped at 3120MB: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929605
Edited by DuckieHo - 6/25/08 at 12:51pm
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So your saying since my video card is 512mb and when i sli it will be 1024 I will have around 3Gb of accessible ram in Dual-Channel? If that is the case then that is fine with me since games in XP really don't even need more than 2gb so 3gb will be plenty. That is excellent to hear guys. 3Gb will be plenty until a better more stable OS is released.

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Well, the driver support for XP Pro x64 is very lacking unfortunately.
Seriously, have you ever tried XP64? I used it for months without a single driver issue.

If you haven't USED it for more than a week, you have no right to bash it. It's like XP vs Vista. Most of the XP fanboys who bash Vista haven't even installed it.

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Seriously, have you ever tried XP64? I used it for months without a single driver issue.

If you haven't USED it for more than a week, you have no right to bash it. It's like XP vs Vista. Most of the XP fanboys who bash Vista haven't even installed it.

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I agree. If you think that you might have a problem with drivers in any x64 windows, just look and see if the company(video card or whatever) has 64-bit drivers available. Most newer hardware is totally compatable with 64bit os's since the 64-bit windows is becoming more common.
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Seriously, have you ever tried XP64? I used it for months without a single driver issue.

If you haven't USED it for more than a week, you have no right to bash it. It's like XP vs Vista. Most of the XP fanboys who bash Vista haven't even installed it.

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Great fanboi comment... It is more the definition of integers limits 2^32. Blame mathematicians for defining numbers. Let's not use integers anymore!

Vista is capped at 3120MB
I was kidding (hence me rolling my eyes at gates with the rolleyes smiley), Bill Gates has said that computers will never use more than 512mb of RAM (too lazy to find the quote right now).

That MS Support article just says that it won't display the full 4GB, it doesn't say 3120mb. It uses that as an example.
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What in the world are you guys talking about?



Same with XP x64 and Vista. The 3.5GB or whatever RAM shows because x86 OSs can only register that much.
Server 2003 & Server 2008 are just beasts like that

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Seriously, have you ever tried XP64? I used it for months without a single driver issue.

If you haven't USED it for more than a week, you have no right to bash it. It's like XP vs Vista. Most of the XP fanboys who bash Vista haven't even installed it.

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While I haven't used it for a week, I did use it for ~8 hours. My wireless card at the time would not work with it at all, which is the only way I could get internet access (and still is) Some people have issues getting their sound to work, some with games. As much as I hate it, Vista X64 is just a overall better OS than XP X64
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