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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
32 bit will recognize up to 4gb of ram total. That includes video ram. So if you have a 512mb card, it will only use 3.5gb of your system ram.

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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
By applications, I mean games and other programs. It's basically a fresh install of Windows but without the need to completely reformat. I just did it since I got a new mobo and it's really not that bad. In fact, it's kinda nice to purge every so often.

As for your RAID, I'm not sure. I don't think RAID is Windows-specific so I don't think that you'd have to set that back up...but don't take my word on it and do some research.
     
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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!
haha, its okay man, it is just an update im pretty certain it works like if you upgrade from xp to vista you kept all your files and the suchlike, you will have to re-install all your drivers and stuff though cause x64 and x86 drivers are different. Hope I could help
    
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lol thanks guys, i typed in my product key and it says that it cant find any upgrades for me :S
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lol thanks guys, i typed in my product key and it says that it cant find any upgrades for me :S
Do you have an OEM copy? Check the link in my sig.
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Do you have an OEM copy? Check the link in my sig.
thats where i went and yes i do have an OEM copy.
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Memory is so cheap right now, go for it.

Plus it will set you up quite nicely when you make the right decision to go 64-bit
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on a side note about the ram, u might have issues installing 2 extra sticks of ram to make 4gb (i have and it causes issues) because even thou there the same brand and model # there still not matched pairs. u might want to consider going for a 2 x 2gb kit and discard the 2 sticks u have now. hopefully someone will confirm this concern besides me.
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thats where i went and yes i do have an OEM copy.
thanks
It should have worked for you then. Unless it's a royalty OEM license (these usually have a computer manufacturer's name printed on the sticker). These aren't working too well.

Did you do it correctly? You put in the COA number (NOT the product key!) off the sticker and choose Upgrade/downgrade 32/64 bit.
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on a side note about the ram, u might have issues installing 2 extra sticks of ram to make 4gb (i have and it causes issues) because even thou there the same brand and model # there still not matched pairs. u might want to consider going for a 2 x 2gb kit and discard the 2 sticks u have now. hopefully someone will confirm this concern besides me.
I did exactly that. Two seperate batches - about 6 months apart. Currently running 4 x 1GB sticks.

No problems, just need to make sure the memory timings aren't too tight
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It should have worked for you then. Unless it's a royalty OEM license (these usually have a computer manufacturer's name printed on the sticker). These aren't working too well.

Did you do it correctly? You put in the COA number (NOT the product key!) off the sticker and choose Upgrade/downgrade 32/64 bit.
i put in the product key by accident lol, im knackered! its working now!
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