Quote: Originally Posted by kaisterkai
I see.. wow.. they kind of start on the next OS already..
Anyway, but there is another thing that I want to ask, at the moment, I'm running 64x with 2GB ram, but it doesn't give me the FULL 2GB, only 1.8GB, but the reason for me to have installed 64x was because it said to give FULL amount of ram... But then I heard from a friend that it only applied when you have 4GB + ram.. Is that correct?
The other thing that comes into play is marketing doesn't count Gigabytes the way we do. If you have 2000 MB they call it 2 GB when it's only 2000 MB. To have 2 GB you need 2048 MB. Likewise they call 4.34 GB DVD discs "DVD5". In fact this Quad core I'm on is the first PC that actually says the number of GB that was sold to me. It says 8 GB ram in My Computer properties. Every other machine if I had a GB ram(according to the ad where I bought the machine) it was really about 1000 MB. They just use the highest number they can pump it up to. Like "16x DVD burns" when only the peak speed at the very end of the burn hits 16x etc..
Since you have a 64 bit OS it should be able to map the memory for the devices outside the 2 GB area of your physical ram. That's probably the real amount of physical memory in the system.
(I could be wrong. I'm not a system builder.. but I know with 4 GB systems the OS can "see" the entire 4 GB because the address space taken up by video and other memory mapped devices can be added on above the 4 GB mark.. since the OS can address greater than 4 GB... if that makes sense. A real hardware guy can explain it better.)