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Windows 7: i want to upgrade

27 Feb 2016   #21
nans234

windows 10 32bit
 
 

check my system specs


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10 Mar 2016   #22
nans234

windows 10 32bit
 
 

hiii guys i want to know that my mobo support radeon r7 250x and 250
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12 Mar 2016   #23
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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12 Mar 2016   #24
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Start to look at the 950 series, but get the best you can afford, a 4 GB card would be best
It's my understanding that Windows 32 Bit is not only limited to 4 GB RAM, but also 4 GB Address Space.
If a GPU is used, the GPU VRAM is part of the Hardware Reserved memory in Windows.

What happens if a person has Win 32 Bit and installs a GPU with 4GB RAM ?
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12 Mar 2016   #25
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

The 4 GB of ram on the video card has nothing to do with the 32 bit issue.

The OP should reinstall 64 bit anyway, he`s using an 8600.

It won`t do anything as far as memory, as the board only supports 4 GB total, but personally, I always install 64 bit with a 64 Bit capable cpu.

It`s a shame the board can`t hold at least 8 GB.

Time to start saving for a new board and cpu.

Too bad, I just sold my Z87 Saber, 4790K, the Dominator and GSkill
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12 Mar 2016   #26
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
The 4 GB of ram on the video card has nothing to do with the 32 bit issue.
Thanks Brian for the reply.

Below is a quote from one of the threads i've read over the years.
I have no idea if it is right or wrong, and can't test it.
Maybe my understanding/belief is wrong.


Quote:
32-bit Windows has an address space of 4GB. Part of that is used by system BIOSes and graphics memory.
With a 256MB graphics card about 3.3-3.5GB of RAM can be addressed and used, assuming you have 4GB fitted.
If you fit a graphics card with 1GB of memory only about 2.6-2.8GB of the RAM would be addressable and usable.
Source: Maximum RAM For Windows 7 32-bit - Microsoft Community
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12 Mar 2016   #27
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Right, because a video card with only 1 GB of memory will steal memory from the system, a video card with 4 GB of memory won`t have to.

Buying a video card with any less then 4 GB of ram is just stupid, IMO, whether you game or not.

My card/s have 6 GB each and can steal 16 GB of memory if they would ever need it because I have 32 GB of system memory, older boards could never do that, newer boards are getting better and better at that, and every board is different when it comes to how much it lends to video.

Boards that dedicate memory to hardware reserved are the worst but it has to be done if you run cpu graphics.
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