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Windows 7: 4GB in 32bit - concerns about patching kernel - PatchPAE2

16 Oct 2017   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Which Windows 7 do you use?
If you use Windows 7 Pro or Ultimate you can use 'XP mode' to install many older programs.


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16 Oct 2017   #12

Windows 7 Professional

XP mode is simply VM - I run audio production software so I need direct access to audio (low latency drivers).

EDIT: I also need WASAPI (Vista and above)
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18 Oct 2017   #13

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Do you really have no anti virus software installed?
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18 Oct 2017   #14

Windows 7 Professional

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
Do you really have no anti virus software installed?

I don't browse xxx sites or dodgy download sites.
I don't share files using pendrives.

my friends use antivirus software yet their computers get infected.
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18 Oct 2017   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-BIT

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
If you have now two memory sticks (2+2) G, my suggestion is to buy a match pair (4+4)G.
If you don't want to have memory problems, don't mix different memory types / sizes.
You'll need to do a Win 7 64 clean install.
I wouldn't waste much money on a laptop with DDR2 memory support. 6GB is going to be fine for his needs.

At least have another stick that have the same memory clock as the current one.
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18 Oct 2017   #16

Windows 7 Professional

my laptop has DDR3 2+2 I was thinking about 2+4 (cheap).
my other systems:
Dell miniPC DDR2 2GB 800 + 1GB 667 (win7)
old Asus board DDR1 1GB 400 + 1GB 333 (xp/linux)
old AMD Sempron board it has 3 memory slots occupied by random ddr1 modules (not in use at the moment planned win98se)
Atom 330 board - this one has only 1 slot so no mixing (linux)

I've been building PCs from recycled parts since 2004. Never had any problems with mixed modules.
If it passes mem86+ it's fine.

Actually many Windows 7 laptops were sold with 2+1 configuration.
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 4GB in 32bit - concerns about patching kernel - PatchPAE2

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