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13 Jul 2009   #20
emJay

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Looking at the table, it says the 32bit versions will support 4gb of RAM.

Is this true or will it be the same as previous 32bit versions, being limited to 3.5gb or around that number?

Thanks.


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13 Jul 2009   #21
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello emJay,

Yep, 32-bit Windows 7 can address up to a maximum of 4 GB of RAM now.
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13 Jul 2009   #22
emJay

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks! My machine only has 4gb of RAM so this really helps my decision.
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13 Jul 2009   #23
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome emJay.

Of course, the retail Windows 7 version will come with both the 32-bit and 64-bit version though.
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13 Jul 2009   #24
emJay

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks for all the replies, really appreciate it.

I know this shouldn't really be asked here, but if you had a overclocked desktop (it's a Q6600 at 3.31ghz, nVidia 9800GX2 and a few terabytes of disk space, 4GB of DDR2 RAM) would it be worth running the 32 or 64 bit version?

I'd usually be getting the 64bit version because of the RAM capabilities of the previous 32bit models. Would it still be worth getting the 64bit version incase i decided to upgrade my ram to a DDR3 set above 4gb?
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13 Jul 2009   #25
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I would say that if you have a 64-bit CPU, 64-bit drivers for all of your devices, and all of your software supports running on 64-bit, then you might give it a try instead for better future proofing.
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13 Jul 2009   #26
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

At this time with 4gb here I plan to continue running the 64bit 7. Even when with more then 4gb of memory installed a 32bit edition will run but still face the 3.5-3.571gb limitation while one site claims to have a method to see all 4gb. The ram over that amount is simply mapped out to hardwares and unavailable.

Future proofing?! The 32bit emulation for the most part in 7 has shown itself already while you still may not be able to run some 32bit programs.

That will change once the 64bit Windows is more widely used. And it won't matter if you move into a faster speed of memory as far moving from the 32bit into the 64bit 7 while the usable amount of memory would be the thing to note once you pass the 4gb mark.
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17 Jul 2009   #27
mrm261

Windows Vista Ultimate x64
 
 
date/time formats

Hi

I notice that Language Packs are only available in the Ultimate edition. Are the date/time formats for various countries separate from this?

Cheers,

Martin
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17 Jul 2009   #28
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Martin, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, the date and time formats are separate and not part of the Language Packs.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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18 Jul 2009   #29
mrm261

Windows Vista Ultimate x64
 
 
Re: date/time formats

Cool, thanks for that. I don't need to shell the extra for the Ultimate ed. then :->

Cheers,

Martin
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