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24 Aug 2011   #11
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Core7 View Post
I also have a question if I have windws 7 ultimate 32bit does is it any good if I have 4gig, does the games use the whole 4gig or what, becuase windows only use only 1gig or so?
It should not use much RAM. Most of the handling of game should be offloaded to your graphics card since they are very GFX oriented. Games can ramp up CPU useage however.


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24 Aug 2011   #12
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Even if you can find a Socket 775 board with 4 DDR2 slots, youd be better off than being limited to only 2.

That of course is if you can find a DDR2 4GB at a decent price.


As far as gaming goes, there will not be much diifernce (In terms of memory speed) with DDR2 800 or 1066 vs DDR3 1333.

So I would look at both. Find a decent kit thats 2x2GB.
Then get a motherboard that will support it accordingly.

More RAM will help, speed not so much. So either of these would be a good upgrade.


Most games are 32 bit apps, and can only use a maximum of 2GB system memory. Typically.
But Windows will also have access to more memory, and will tend to use a bit more since its available. This will help the system feel a bit snappier.


Also, your Win7 key will work for either 32bit or 64bit.
The downside is that youll need to re-install the OS fresh, but you can swith to 64bit.
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24 Aug 2011   #13
zsxd45

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Core7 View Post
I also have a question if I have windws 7 ultimate 32bit does is it any good if I have 4gig, does the games use the whole 4gig or what, becuase windows only use only 1gig or so?
Ok, the answer to your question is probably yes, your going to need some of it spare, the os uses 1.5 gb of it, so your going to need enough to power your games, i use 8 gb DDR3 at 1333 mhz but that is because I do more than just games, if you get an entire motherboard, if it is up to date and supports the ram, your set to go
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24 Aug 2011   #14
Core7

Window 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

The reason i want to buy this board is becuase it can take my CPU and also new ram DDR3 only going to use 2 slots
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24 Aug 2011   #15
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Core7 View Post
I also have a question if I have windws 7 ultimate 32bit does is it any good if I have 4gig, does the games use the whole 4gig or what, becuase windows only use only 1gig or so?
Win7 Ultimate 32 bit works with 4 GB of physical memory, but not all of that will be available to Windows. The amount depends on your hardware, but 3.25GB is one value I've seen in real systems. It's basically the same on all desktop 32 bit versions of Windows.

32 bit applications usually are limited to using 2GB of RAM (each), although some can use up to 3GB if a large memory switch is set in Windows.

32 bit server versions of Windows have PAE, which permits them to address more than 4GB of physcial RAM. The limitations on 32 bit applications remain, though. PAE permits multiple 32 bit applications to run at a time without a lot of memory swapping, but it doesn't support 64 bit applications.

4GB is the tipping point between 32 and 64 bit Windows 7. You could go either way.

I wasn't able to find a link to a good article that explains this. (In my web search, any good links were lost amoung the thousands of bad ones.)
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24 Aug 2011   #16
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Here are two articles to have a look at, one fairly easy and the other more tech oriented.
Clearing up the 32/64-bit memory limit confusion | ZDNet

Memory Limits for Windows Releases (Windows)
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25 Aug 2011   #17
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Core7 View Post
The reason i want to buy this board is becuase it can take my CPU and also new ram DDR3 only going to use 2 slots
It appears that you're not paying a premium for having those DDR slots present, so you may as well go for it. I doubt that having them would harm the reliability of the system.

I think that the incremental upgrade that you're considering is likely to be a disappointment. The advantage that I see to it is that you might be able to carry the DDR3 forward into a future upgrade, which you could not do if you expanded your RAM to 4GB of DDR2 on your current board.
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25 Aug 2011   #18
Core7

Window 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Core7 View Post
The reason i want to buy this board is becuase it can take my CPU and also new ram DDR3 only going to use 2 slots
It appears that you're not paying a premium for having those DDR slots present, so you may as well go for it. I doubt that having them would harm the reliability of the system.

I think that the incremental upgrade that you're considering is likely to be a disappointment. The advantage that I see to it is that you might be able to carry the DDR3 forward into a future upgrade, which you could not do if you expanded your RAM to 4GB of DDR2 on your current board.
Thanks bro thats what I was looking for on the spot mate,jah 4GIG DDR2 is the same amount of money than the 2 new products combined and faster....Thanks to all this is solved!!!
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25 Aug 2011   #19
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You're welcome and good luck on the upgrades.
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