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Sleepy01

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#1 10 years ago

As some of you know i bought 4gb of Ram for my new build but now i have a problem. I'm running Windows 32 bit now it only recognizes 3gb. Ive tried to go into the registry and change it up. I cant figure that out so now I'm getting Vista ultimate 64-bit i know it will recognize it but how does it run is it quicker than 32-bit? How well does it play games? I'm kinda worried that it may slow down the system a little bit




Oblivious

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#2 10 years ago

32bit XP (and 32bit Vista) are incapable of seeing/using more than ~3GB of ram, so nothing you can do will change that.

Vista x64 will run games just fine, you should not see any slowdowns with your 4GB of ram. Is it faster? Well, sort of. The OS does feel more reponsive to me than XP (I currently run both on my PC). It's certainly more stable. Drivers are not quite as easy to come by for it, but it's a helluva lot better than 64 bit XP was/is on that end.

FYI - Your 8500GT may not like all the eye candy enabled (such as Aero) with Vista Ultimate, but I think it meets the minimum requirements.




*Daedalus

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#3 10 years ago

The stigma surrounding 64-bit OSs came from XP 64 - that OS had terrible compatibility problems. Nowadays though with so many people wanting/needing more than 4GB of RAM, companies release drivers for both 32 and 64-bit OSs as standard. When all's said and done, for 99.9% of cases, Vista 64 is exaclty the same as 32.




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#4 10 years ago

I now have my 5600X2 PC running Vista 64 Ultimate with 4GB and it runs great.

My LAN box is a 4400X2ee CPU and Im running XP x64 on it and I like it so much Im thinking of dumping Vista.

My LAN box now has a Asus 780G and I loaded the OS and ran the Asus automatic driver install and it loaded everything first try no problems. There was no regular XP SP2 so I went to Microsofts site and was directed to the Windows Server 2003 64 bit SP2 update and downloaded file and installed it.

System so far runs flawlessly and acts just like normal XP. No Vista DRM crap and no Direct X 11.




Sleepy01

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#5 10 years ago

Awesome I'm going to be putting vista 64 bit on today Ill let you know how i like it. I have ran vista 32 bit on my other comp it wasn't to bad it just didn't have the ram that it needed. I'm glad to hear that it should run flawlessly :)




Sleepy01

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#6 10 years ago

O yeah as far as the graphics card goes im looking at a XFX 9600 GT 512mb they have some good prices on them on new egg :)




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#7 10 years ago

I have Vista Ultimate 64-bit (i did it just because i could :D) and I've had no problems with my games, plus its nice to utilize all of my memory.




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#8 10 years ago

^My 32bit recognises all my Ram aswell :P You have to have registry editing skills ;)




Oblivious

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#9 10 years ago
Sgt. D. Pilla;4369382^My 32bit recognises all my Ram aswell :P You have to have registry editing skills ;)

Which is meaningless. Recognizing and utilizing are two entirely different things.

Let us know when you've managed to hack a 32bit OS to actually use that extra memory. ;)




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#10 10 years ago

It doesn't. 32-bit windows was hardcoded not to read beyond 3 gigs of system memory. Unless you have a server version of the OS that is, but then you basically are limited to the fact that you won't have all the necessary components to play most games on that OS.


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