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Old 08-05-2008, 10:47 AM   #1
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I have a 32 bit OS (XP) and I was wondering how can I make it recognize all my ram without upgrading to 64?
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Old 08-05-2008, 11:04 AM   #2
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Short answer, you probably can't.
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Old 08-05-2008, 11:25 AM   #3
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You said probably can't.... Maybe there is a way.
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Old 08-05-2008, 12:08 PM   #4
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What are your system specs?

Basically, a 32 bit OS will not be able to address more than around 3 gigs of RAM at once. There are tweaks for it to recognize more than that, but it still won't be able to use it all. You need a 64-bit OS to use it all.
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Old 08-05-2008, 12:10 PM   #5
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I just want 4 gigs of ram. I guess I'll get XP pro :/
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Old 08-05-2008, 12:22 PM   #6
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No...XP Pro is still 32 bit. There is a 64 bit version of XP, but it's useless because of lack of driver support for it. Get 64 bit Vista if you're gonna go 64-bit.

Make sure your processor supports 64 bit though.
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