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21 Dec 2009   #1

windows 7 Ulitimate 32 bit
Windows 7 Ultimate 32 or 64 bit

Does the 32 bit version recognize 4gb of RAM?

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21 Dec 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zchy View Post
Does the 32 bit version recognize 4gb of RAM?

usually yes but available is about 3.3 depends if you mobo allows pae

Ken J+.
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21 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional

My win 7 ultimate installation recognizes 3.5Gb as useful of the installed 4Gb
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21 Dec 2009   #4


Any 32-bit version (not just Ultimate) should "recognize" up to 4GB as present, but only be able to address in the range of 2.75-3.25 GB depending on your system.
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21 Dec 2009   #5

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With 4GB of RAM, did you consider Windows 7 64bit? It is definately the wave of the future. I have been using Vista or Windows 7 64 bit for more than a year. I have had no problems and think that it is great. As time progresses and 64 becomes more and more popular I will be ready.
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21 Dec 2009   #6

Win 7 Ultimate x64

For my rig 64bit is dramatically faster than 32bit (I am dual booting 7x64 and XPx86)
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21 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A320 View Post
For my rig 64bit is dramatically faster than 32bit (I am dual booting 7x64 and XPx86)
Definitely. Even some of the older 32-bit applications that are pretty resource instensive are running faster on 64-bit. I switched over to 64-bit with the release of Vista way back when, and have never looked back.
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