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wee493 08-09-2007 05:24 PM

Ram in vista
 
How much ram can Vista 32bit support?
Is there ways to get around that, or get it to discover a little more?:confused: :)

celegorm 08-09-2007 05:30 PM

Re: Ram in vista
 
3.25 GB and no. It can use all 4+, just not address it.

ssc456 08-09-2007 05:34 PM

Re: Ram in vista
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by celegorm (Post 660520)
3.25 GB and no. It can use all 4+, just not address it.

? what do u mean it can use all 4GB but not address it ? exlplain a lil more please mate.

i always thought 32 bit OS's can only use / recognise 3.25Gb and 64bit i like 128Gb depending on which version of vista

celegorm 08-09-2007 07:10 PM

Re: Ram in vista
 
Windows can only see the 3.25, but the motherboard can still use all of the RAM. That is assuming my sources are correct, If you can prove me wrong, please do.

wee493 08-09-2007 08:07 PM

Re: Ram in vista
 
Yay i think i'm going to buy 1 more gig of ram

spywarebanisher 08-09-2007 08:37 PM

Re: Ram in vista
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by wee493 (Post 660600)
Yay i think i'm going to buy 1 more gig of ram

how pointless. u have tons of ram.

wee493 08-09-2007 09:15 PM

Re: Ram in vista
 
You can NEVER have too much RAM the way vista uses it

Cabbs 08-09-2007 10:56 PM

Re: Ram in vista
 
That's true. I can't play BF2 on high texture settings anymore in Vista when I could in XP. This is with 2 GB RAM too.

ssc456 08-10-2007 02:07 AM

Re: Ram in vista
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by celegorm (Post 660572)
Windows can only see the 3.25, but the motherboard can still use all of the RAM. That is assuming my sources are correct, If you can prove me wrong, please do.

sorry i wasnt trying to tell you that it was wrong its just i always thought different.

but doesnt the OS have alot to do with what programs use how much memory ? therefore anymore than 3.25Gb would be a waste or would the motherboard take over from there and use the rest ?

Cabbs 08-10-2007 02:22 AM

Re: Ram in vista
 
In a 32 bit operating system, you can have however much RAM you want, but you will never be able to use more than 3.25 GB of it.


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