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Old 02-01-2013, 01:34 AM   #1
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I want to upgrade RAM in my system from 4GB to 8GB. In my system, I'm using 32-bit Intel core 2 Duo processor. Is there any relationship between CPU architecture and RAM size? If so, whether 32-bit CPU will utilize the entire 8GB memory of my RAM or it has size limitation?
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:39 AM   #2
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Default Re: RAM size and CPU Architecture

32-bit won't allow over ~4GB. Core 2 duo is all 64 bit iirc, but you'll have to have a 64-bit os and a motherboard that supports the amount of memory you want. Generally the maximum memory is a limitation of the motherboard, not the CPU. You'll have to google the model and find a specs page to check on yours.
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What are the full specs of your computer?
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Default Re: RAM size and CPU Architecture

To put it simple. IF you bought your computer in the past year, it will most likely support the 8GB of RAM, you just need to purchase a new copy of Windows that runs on 64bit, if it does not already.

(some places sell PCs with 64bit windows as a selling point when it dosnt really matter if the PC in question only has 2GB of RAM)
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