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Old 09-19-2008, 01:29 AM   #11
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Default Re: Question about Ram...Please help I'm new:)

Are you serious... Lame....

Thats right though, I had 4 gigs on my xp before and it only used 3.5 of it..
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Default Re: Question about Ram...Please help I'm new:)

32bit operating systems can only address 4GB of memory IN TOTAL, this includes video memory etc

So when you have 4GB minus video card (512MB) you see ~3.5GB or 3.2GB depending on what else is using memory bandwidth.

Vista "uses" memory in a different way via Superfetch, Superfetch "holds" recently opened programme info in your memory which "reserves" a variable amount of memory. This may be the reason your "performance app" is reporting 1.5GB. Check your memory via Task Manager for a better reading.

To totally utilise 4GB or more of memory you need a 64bit operating system

EDIT: Vista has matured nicely with SP1, I don't think I'll be going back to XP.
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Old 09-19-2008, 02:34 AM   #13
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EDIT: Vista has matured nicely with SP1, I don't think I'll be going back to XP.
I agree, I really like using Vista. I don't see why my friends hate it so much.
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Old 09-19-2008, 09:55 PM   #14
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I also like Vista now too. The service pack made it nice.

Teny - Where have you seen Vista 32 bit computer for sale with 6gb's of ram? Im curious.
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