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Old 10-14-2008, 01:18 PM   #1
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Default Is it worth it to run 3GB RAM in XP Pro?

I have a 32bit system. I know XP can recognize upto 3GB of RAM. I wanted to know if it's worth it. I found my RAM for a good price for a 1GB stick. I already have 2 installed. What do you guys think?
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Old 10-14-2008, 01:21 PM   #2
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Default Re: Is it worth it to run 3GB RAM in XP Pro?

No, its pretty pointless to run more than 2Gb of ram in XP.
I never noticed a difference between 3GB and 2GG in XP Pro.
It will be better to have 3GB in Vista Though.
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Default Re: Is it worth it to run 3GB RAM in XP Pro?

Sure, it can't hurt. It will give you a bit more overhead when running memory intensive apps and games.
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Old 10-14-2008, 08:53 PM   #4
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Should I upgrade to Vista? I'm just afraid that some programs won't work..I got too many to mention...
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Should I upgrade to Vista? I'm just afraid that some programs won't work..I got too many to mention...
thats really up to you. a lot of people don't like vista...cause it does require a higher end PC.
but if you do, get the 64bit version, you'll have plenty of opportunity to upgrade to lots and lots of ram

and to answer your question, 2GB of ram in xp is way more then enough
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:07 PM   #6
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Well should I wait for the new Windows 7 to come out or go with Vista for a short while...If I do go with Vista and the 64 bit version, what will be the only differences other than the ability to have more RAM?
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windows 7 is coming out in like what.... Over a year?
If you have a dual core, at least 2GB of ram, and a decent graphics card, then try Vista.
But if you dont have those, i recommend you staying with XP.
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Well should I wait for the new Windows 7 to come out or go with Vista for a short while...If I do go with Vista and the 64 bit version, what will be the only differences other than the ability to have more RAM?
DirectX 10 ...newer...updated...
look up on google....there are many websites explaining the improvements in vista
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Okay cool, everyone I know has been doubting Vista, but that's because they are sheep and just follow what everyone else has said, but I guess you gotta try it out for yourself!

I think I WILL go with Vista now with 64 bit, but will 64 bit lack something that 32bit is better at?

Thanks for all the help!
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I think I WILL go with Vista now with 64 bit, but will 64 bit lack something that 32bit is better at?

Thanks for all the help!
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Nope! 64bit is better...performance wise...and programs work 100%. i have been on 64bit for a while now...no issues what so ever . i also have 8GB of ram
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