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So your gonna have a quad @ 4GHz, GTX280 SLI and only 2GB of RAM ???

Id upgrade to a 64bit OS and stick another 2GB of ram in there... deffo go for the 2x2GB kit and 64 bit OS

Whats wrong with Vista 64 bit ?
Hi, Wiggy.

Yeah... that's the idea, but the CPU will be a Q9550, and were I to use the 64-bit OS that I have I would use twin 2GB sticks.

...per the previous posters comments and suggestions, I think that I will go directly to 64-bit first, but I still have a few days to mull it all over.

As for Vista... well... *sigh* some of the programs that I want to use do not run well (if at all) on it, and I have been one of the people that had a lot of issues. Please note that I am not bashing Vista, but right now it is just not for me.
Edited by Syrillian - 12/16/08 at 4:55pm
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post #12 of 19
Actually, I have 4gb of ram and a 1gb 4870 and Windows XP Pro reports it has 3.5gb available. It depends on the OS version and chipset. With my notebook running 32bit vista that has 4gbs it shows 3gb available.
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post #13 of 19
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  • LCDStudio
  • Speedfan
  • RivaTuner
I was a fan of XP X64 a few years ago, and I used SpeedFan and RivaTuner with no problem; LCDStudio... I can't remember.
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Thanks for added comments.

+

dragosmp ~ I appreciate the confirmation that Speedfan and RivaTuner will function... now I just hope that LCD Studio works as well.

I will find out in a few days.
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post #15 of 19
Why not get Server 2003 and install the 64-bit memory extension?
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post #16 of 19
gb is crap these days TBH, just bite the bullett and go for the 4gig
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Hi, Wiggy.

Yeah... that's the idea, but the CPU will be a Q9550, and were I to use the 64-bit OS that I have I would use twin 2GB sticks.

...per the previous posters comments and suggestions, I think that I will go directly to 64-bit first, but I still have a few days to mull it all over.

As for Vista... well... *sigh* some of the programs that I want to use do not run well (if at all) on it, and I have been one of the people that had a lot of issues. Please note that I am not bashing Vista, but right now it is just not for me.
hey Syrillian, this might seem off topic, but what will you do with the ultra's?
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post #18 of 19
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Heyah, Venom.

I will be selling the Ultra's, RAM and the Mobo in about a month.
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If you are on aircooling definatly go for 2x2GB sticks, it'll cut your heat down (i'm on 4x1 and that was a misstake on my behalf. Even though it accesses it faster u might end up with BSOD's during heavy load (due to heat) having to buy particular RAM cooling.
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