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Windows 7: Thought related to dual boot

08 Dec 2011   #31
koolkat77

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I will do a clean install once again when I purchase 2 more gigs of ram later, but thanks to all the three of you anyway

I agree with SeaVixen - unless you're currently using the 32-bit version of Windows, there is no need to reinstall when increasing the RAM.
Even if you have the 32-bit version, unless the additional RAM takes you over 4GB, there's still no need to reinstall.
Ooooooooooooooookay
you guys are sooooooooo filled with information
thank you !


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08 Dec 2011   #32
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Before you splash out on more RAM, download and run the Crucial memory scanner, which will show the best memory configuration for your computer.

Anything more than 4GB is total overkill as you have the 32-bit version of Windows, which will only recognise 3.25GB of RAM.

SDRAM, DDR2 and DDR RAM memory upgrades from Crucial.com
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08 Dec 2011   #33
koolkat77

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Before you splash out on more RAM, download and run the Crucial memory scanner, which will show the best memory configuration for your computer.

Anything more than 4GB is total overkill as you have the 32-bit version of Windows, which will only recognise 3.25GB of RAM.

SDRAM, DDR2 and DDR RAM memory upgrades from Crucial.com
downloaded
should i post back what results i get?
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08 Dec 2011   #34
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You can do, then we can advise the best course of action, although Crucial should suggest it anyway.
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08 Dec 2011   #35
koolkat77

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here
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08 Dec 2011   #36
NoelDP

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Anything more than 4GB is total overkill as you have the 32-bit version of Windows, which will only recognise 3.25GB of RAM.
Not strictly true - Windows 32-bit uses all 4GB, but the top 750MB or so may be reserved for hardware mapping. It's therefore not normally available to the OS.

koolkat should also have the 64-bit disk handy (as a self-build, they *should* haved bought a Retail pack which includes bot 32 and 64 bit disks), so the only restriction on RAM is the motherboard.

Checking that, it looks like it's limited to 4GB anyhow
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08 Dec 2011   #37
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Go for the extra 2GB at 13.19, which will give you 4GB in total.

And in anticipation of your next question: http://www.technibble.com/how-to-install-laptop-ram/

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08 Dec 2011   #38
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

Quote:
Anything more than 4GB is total overkill as you have the 32-bit version of Windows, which will only recognise 3.25GB of RAM.

Not strictly true - Windows 32-bit uses all 4GB, but the top 750MB or so may be reserved for hardware mapping. It's therefore not normally available to the OS.

koolkat should also have the 64-bit disk handy (as a self-build, they *should* haved bought a Retail pack which includes bot 32 and 64 bit disks), so the only restriction on RAM is the motherboard.

Checking that, it looks like it's limited to 4GB anyhow
hmm, so i should purchase 1 gb then ?
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