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I know ow 32-bit OS sees 3.5 something gigs, and you need 64-bit/PAE for your OS to see 4+. But with a 32-bit OS can I put in 4 gigs, (1x1x1x1) And have it still running in dual channel mode, even though it's only 3.5? Since it's still physically there in bios...
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Yes. Exactly.
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Yes, the memory will still run in dual channel. Dual channel is hardware, the memory limitation is software. So you'll still see the speed advantages of dual channel, you just won't be able to use all 4GB, like me

And Windows sees closer to 3.1GB in a 32-bit OS. Even less if your graphics card(s) use 1GB of memory or more, such as a single 1GB card or dual 512MB cards. Or worse yet, dual 1GB cards

You can always upgrade to the 64-bit version. It's like $10 to order the DVD if you bought a retail version of Windows Vista, but $30 if you bought the OEM version. Here's a link to the website to order the 64-bit DVD if you want to: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvist...a/default.mspx

EDIT: Oh, you have XP. From what I've heard, XP 64-bit = FAIL whereas Vista 64-bit is pretty good.
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