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it really depends on the operating system you are running. id say if you have a 64 bit os go for it. a 32bit os will only allow a maximum of 4 gigs of memory that includes pagefile and video card. Performance increases will be apparent in memory intensive applications like crysis but it wont be that apparent in regular use (at least not for me). With memory going for cheap nowadays id say go for it if you have a 64 bit os

Best of luck
post #12 of 32
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ill have to reformat if i get 64bit wont i? or is it just an update sort of thing?
id say a reformat would be best but you could just update i suppose.
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I went from 2gb on vista32 to 4gb vista64. Difference in games was noticeable, difference in desktop use was slightly noticeable, boot time was unchanged.
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it really depends on the operating system you are running. id say if you have a 64 bit os go for it. a 32bit os will only allow a maximum of 4 gigs of memory that includes pagefile and video card. Performance increases will be apparent in memory intensive applications like crysis but it wont be that apparent in regular use (at least not for me). With memory going for cheap nowadays id say go for it if you have a 64 bit os

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thanks, im aware of the 3.7gb max though, i might just update to x64...that seems like a good one
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ill have to reformat if i get 64bit wont i? or is it just an update sort of thing?
You would have to reformat, yes.
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post #16 of 32
You won't have to reformat. When you install there's an option for preserving your old Windows installation in a .old folder. All of your data stays put. The only catch is that you have to reinstall all of your applications.

That said, when I upgraded to 4gb of ram, I noticed a difference. Now that a pair of my ram sticks are out for RMA I'm back down to 2gb and am annoyed by how sluggish my computer is now. So, it's definitely worth the upgrade!
     
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i thought 32bit would only recognize 3.25gb? lol im planning to upgrade myself but im sticking to 32bit, with RAM sticks as cheap as they are now anyway
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when you say applications what do you mean...3dmarks and stuff like that? + will i have to reinstall my RAID-0?
as if i have to do that then ill just stick with 4gb until my next build
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post #19 of 32
it's an update thing ou contact MS and you pay ten euros or close to that and you get an upgrade disc sent out
    
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post #20 of 32
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it's an update thing ou contact MS and you pay ten euros or close to that and you get an upgrade disc sent out
so i dont have to reinstall anything?, just update and all files are the same as before?

sorry for the flurries of Qs but i really want to make sure i dont have to reformat!
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