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jimbo_0002

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#1 11 years ago

Im upgrading very soon within the next week!

Arghhh Vista!!, vista has been worrying me i want to move to it and im thinking of getting 4 gb 800mhz ram because i hear its ram hungry anyway.

I hear that the 32bit version cant see all the 4 gb mabye 3.5gb or somin but the 64bit can but i hear the 64bit has a bit of problems and needs some driver updates ect.

so i guess what i need to know is if it's worth getting vista 32 and 4gb ram or 64bit and hopefully wait it out till it gets better??




Kwould

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#2 11 years ago

2 GB should suffice, but if budget is not a issue go for it! (if you have 4 or more RAM slots on your motherboard, a good compromise, if economical would be 3 GB - 2 x 1 GB, 2 x 512 MB). You are correct - 32 bit Vista cannot see 4 GB while the 64 bit version can. The 64 bit version does not have problems per say, more that hardware drivers are somewhat hard to come by. That is becoming less and less of a problem every day however, as manufacturers begin to provide support for it. The 32 bit version should be fine for the average gamer/web surfer. If you plan on doing some heavy graphics rendering etc. you may want to consider the 64 bit version.




jimbo_0002

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#3 11 years ago
Kwould;40031202 GB should suffice, but if budget is not a issue go for it! (if you have 4 or more RAM slots on your motherboard, a good compromise, if economical would be 3 GB - 2 x 1 GB, 2 x 512 MB). You are correct - 32 bit Vista cannot see 4 GB while the 64 bit version can. The 64 bit version does not have problems per say, more that hardware drivers are somewhat hard to come by. That is becoming less and less of a problem every day however, as manufacturers begin to provide support for it. The 32 bit version should be fine for the average gamer/web surfer. If you plan on doing some heavy graphics rendering etc. you may want to consider the 64 bit version.

thanks for the reply.

Would it work if i had 32bit with 3 sticks of 1gb or doesnt that work properly or is that why you suggested (3 GB - 2 x 1 GB, 2 x 512 MB) Since money aint really a concern if i get 4gb it would be 4 gb sticks and if it reads 3.2gb or 3.5 i would be happy and if it dont work i could just take out a stick.

So my Q is would it run fine with 3x1gb sticks??




C38368

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#4 11 years ago

Yes, but you'll sacrifice dual channel capability, and the additional capacity isn't going to make up for it in applications such as games.