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Old 10-25-2008, 11:15 AM   #1
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i am thinking of getting 64-bit vista home premium for my build and i have a few questions. can i run more thank 4GB of ram on it. it says it only reconizes 4gb but willthe performance still be there? i am using a old MOBO that only supports 2GB and i have 4GB in it. so what do i do?
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Old 10-25-2008, 11:26 AM   #2
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It won't work. You can support A LOT of RAM on a 64-Bit OS. But, your motherboard can't. It wouldn't make a difference if you upgraded. You might as well stick with whatever you have now. Unless you buy a new motherboard.
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Old 10-25-2008, 11:49 AM   #3
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i have 4GB in a 2GB system already.


and can i put in more than 4GB on 32-bit? willthe performance still be there???
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I think you should spend the money to upgrade your motherboard if it only supports 2gb and you are running 4gb.
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If your motherboard doesnt support it, the OS wont regonize it/utilize it. It will use the 2GB, but the EXTRA 2gb wont be used.
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Old 10-25-2008, 12:22 PM   #6
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lol this is for a new build, my MOBO will be able to use up to 16GB, what i am asking is if i can use the performance of a 64-bit, into a 32-bit. will it just not reconzize it or will it just not use it?
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what i am asking is if i can use the performance of a 64-bit, into a 32-bit. will it just not reconzize it or will it just not use it?
I don't quite understand your question.

A 64 bit OS can address everything your can fit into your motherboard

A 32 bit OS can only address 4GB - your graphics memory. For example, you have 4GB of RAM, and a HD 4850 512MB. 4GB - 512MB = 3.5GB. Only 3.5GB can be addressed.
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I don't quite understand your question.

A 64 bit OS can address everything your can fit into your motherboard

A 32 bit OS can only address 4GB - your graphics memory. For example, you have 4GB of RAM, and a HD 4850 512MB. 4GB - 512MB = 3.5GB. Only 3.5GB can be addressed.
exactly.

and home premium vista 64bit can address a total of 16GB max.
You're questions seem abit comfusing...but i think worship layed it out nice and simple
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ok, here it is





will i still get a performance boost if i have 8GB in a 32-bit version of vista
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32-bit will only effectively recognize 4 GB of RAM minus your Video card memory. You will not get any effect by adding more than 4GB with a 32-bit operating system. However, 64-bit can address all the way up to 128GB of RAM. But 64-bit requires a 64-bit processor to achieve full performance. Any other questions?
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