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Windows 7: 32bit and ram?


31 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Prem. 64-bit
 
 
32bit and ram?

so how much ram can windows 7 ult. 32-bit support? i heard it was 4gb? and just for the heck of it, does anyone have a 64bit beta key they don't want

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31 Aug 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sabotage View Post
so how much ram can windows 7 ult. 32-bit support? i heard it was 4gb? and just for the heck of it, does anyone have a 64bit beta key they don't want
Most 32 bit mobo's will see 4 gigs but effectively use only about 3.3 like mine (a dell)

Ken
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31 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Most 32 bit mobo's will see 4 gigs but effectively use only about 3.3 like mine (a dell)

Ken
Yep, I was about to say that but you beat me. Its like that with all 32-bit systems I believe.

To the Original Poster, why do you want the Beta-Key? Do you mean the RC-Key?
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31 Aug 2009   #4

Windows7
 
 

It will recognize 4GB but then say something like "3.25GB usable."

You can still get beta (Release Candidate) keys directly from Microsoft here:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win.../download.aspx
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31 Aug 2009   #5

@Home: Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 / @Work: Windows 8 RP
 
 

I've tested Windows 7 x86 in a bunch of motherboards and notebooks and I always got 3,25 GB. or 3,5 GB. of usable RAM.
Anyway, 64 bit edition of Windows 7 have few little incompatibility issues compared to the 32 bit edition that can be a problem for just a few amount of users out there. So, if you're not some of that few users, I highly recommend you to install Windows 7 x64 instead of x86 edition.
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31 Aug 2009   #6

Windows 7 Home Prem. 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGundam View Post
Yep, I was about to say that but you beat me. Its like that with all 32-bit systems I believe.

To the Original Poster, why do you want the Beta-Key? Do you mean the RC-Key?
yes an RC-key for 64bit is what i am interested in if anyone has one floating around

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Most 32 bit mobo's will see 4 gigs but effectively use only about 3.3 like mine (a dell)

Ken
k, which means i want 64bit for more ram, right now im bottle necking with 2gb doing anything
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31 Aug 2009   #7

Windows 7 Home Prem. 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGundam View Post
Yep, I was about to say that but you beat me. Its like that with all 32-bit systems I believe.

To the Original Poster, why do you want the Beta-Key? Do you mean the RC-Key?
yes an RC-key

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Most 32 bit mobo's will see 4 gigs but effectively use only about 3.3 like mine (a dell)

Ken
k, which means i want 64bit for more ram, right now im bottle necking with 2gb doing anything
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31 Aug 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sabotage View Post
yes an RC-key



k, which means i want 64bit for more ram, right now im bottle necking with 2gb doing anything
You could easily get a key from MS since they still are providing them, just not the downloads for RC.

Though I shall PM you the key to save you the trouble.
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31 Aug 2009   #9

Windows 7 Home Prem. 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by poin2 View Post
It will recognize 4GB but then say something like "3.25GB usable."

You can still get beta (Release Candidate) keys directly from Microsoft here:

Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) Download Is No Longer Available
thanks for link!
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31 Aug 2009   #10

Windows 7 Home Prem. 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGundam View Post
You could easily get a key from MS since they still are providing them, just not the downloads for RC.

Though I shall PM you the key to save you the trouble.
i have a key but well i guess theres no way to get download, im sure some1 i know has a disc.
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