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Windows 7: 32 v. 64

24 May 2010   #21

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

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I have 4gb of ram, but windows says that 3.25gb is useable. So all my games that I play in 32, will not work in 64?

My board supports 8gb which is stupid, because the 770 chipset should support 16...anyway..when I insert more than 2x2 paired, it wont boot up. Even if I add 1gb RAM+the 2x2. It MUST be paired RAM, come in the same package! Fkn disgusting motherboard!

So I really don't need 64bit just because of more memory
Your computer only says 3.25 GB usable because that is all that x32bit can support. If you want to make use of all 4 gigs of RAM, you MUST use x64bit OS.

Most RAM is either dual or triple channel, which means that you must install 2 (or 3) sticks of RAM (generally of the same kind) for the motherboard to work. This is a consideration you should have looked at when you bought the computer if you later planned to upgrade.

No, you don't NEED x64 unless you want to use the 4 gigs. It does NOT cost more than the x32, and if you bought a x32 bit OS already, you should be able to get the x64 version for free, with the same product key.

So the games I play now, should work in 64?

Here is another good resource for comparing 32-bit and 64-bit -

Additionally, if you have questions on any of your specific games working with 64-bit Windows 7, you can visit the Windows 7 Compatibilty Center, and type in the name of the game. This will tell you if your game is compatible with Windows 7 (32-bit, or 64-bit) -

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