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Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Dulce, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. Dulce

    Dulce Guest

    Hello
    I hope you can help me with an issue :
    My PC is Intel Core2 Quad CPU Q9450 2.66GHz windows Vista Ultimate 32
    bits 8,00GB ram. My brother wants my 2 2GB memory dim because he says 32
    bits systems don't recognize RAM over 4GB.
    The system says 8GB, and the motherboard Asus
    P5E CHIPSET X38 supports 8GB. Is he right and I have 4 more GB Ram for
    nothing, or is the ram ayhow helpfull and I showld keep it as it is ?

    Thankx

    Maria Dulce
     
    Dulce, Sep 2, 2008
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  2. Dulce

    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi Maria,

    The 32-bit version of Vista cannot use more than 4GB of physical memory due
    to address space limitations inherent in its design. You would need the
    64-bit version in order to make use of the additional 4GB of memory. Vista
    SP1 will report the amount of installed memory, but it can only make use of
    the first 4GB.
     
    Rick Rogers, Sep 2, 2008
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  3. Dulce

    Victek Guest

    Hello
    Unfortunately 4 gigs is the maximum that a 32-bit OS can use. In fact,
    because some of the address spaces are reserved for hardware (such as the
    ram on the video card) the OS actually only has 3.X gigs available to it.
    Try reducing the ram to four gigs and observe your PC's performance - you
    should not see any difference. 64-bit OS's exist, but there are still
    compatibility issues. They are the future though, so you're brother may
    have to return the ram in a year or two <g>.
     
    Victek, Sep 2, 2008
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  4. Dulce

    Mark H Guest

    I, and probably many others, would have to say Vista x64 has come a long way
    on the compatibility issue. I have yet to run into a problem with x64
    compatibility since Vista was released.
     
    Mark H, Sep 2, 2008
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  5. Try archiving mail from Outlook into OneNote..


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  6. Dulce

    Phillips Guest

    He's right as long as you use a 32-bit OS, but you have a x86-64 CPU w/ the
    X38 chipset! You should/could install Vista 64-bit and hence use more than 4
    GB RAM.
    Michael
     
    Phillips, Sep 3, 2008
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  7. And could then end up with more problems than the extra 4G of RAM is
    worth.
     
    Paul Montgomery, Sep 3, 2008
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  8. Dulce

    f/fgeorge Guest

    ABSOLUTELY correct! The reason the whole World has not gone to 64 bit
    Vista is due to several things, but software compatability is a
    biggie!
     
    f/fgeorge, Sep 3, 2008
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  9. Dulce

    Mark H Guest

    Not sure why you believe this to be an x64 or Vista issue. Sounds like an
    Office issue.

    I agree some individuals may have incompatibility issues. There are simply
    too many different standards out there. But, those same individuals might be
    surprised to know the same issues occur with the x86 version at nearly the
    same frequency.

    I simply stated I have had no compatibility issues even though I've changed
    hard drives, memory, CPU and installed various software items over the last
    year and one-half. This will not be the case for everyone. But, it is not
    the issue it used to be with XPx64.
     
    Mark H, Sep 3, 2008
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  10. Of course it is an x64 issue.. there is no driver for the function available
    for x64, but it works well enough in 32bit versions..

    Hardware compatibility is being taken way more seriously than it was for
    XP64, at least as far as what is in the case, but there are still issues for
    some peripheral devices, and software.

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  11. Dulce

    Phillips Guest

    C'mon, w/ a "motherboard Asus P5E CHIPSET X38... Core2 Quad CPU Q9450
    2.66GHz" and 8GB RAM you can run a 32-bit OS on a virtual machine on top of
    Vista 64-bit... it's safer anyways.
    Michael
     
    Phillips, Sep 3, 2008
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  12. Dulce

    Mark H Guest

    Well, I read up on this issue since I don't use OneNote or Outlook and find
    myself in awe of MS's lack of support for one of their own key products.
    Hope they actually fix it with the next update to OneNote.
     
    Mark H, Sep 3, 2008
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  13. You can't include an x64 driver in a 32bit product. The problem will be
    resolved with the next version of Office most likely.. presumably there will
    be a 64bit version..

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    Mike Hall - MVP, Sep 3, 2008
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  14. If by "archiving mail from Outlook into OneNote.." you mean when you right
    click on a message and "Send to OneNote" then that functions perfectly on
    x64 Windows Vista with Office 2007 (all patched to latest service packs and
    all updates).

    I have looked at a x86 (32-bit) system and did not see any additional
    options to archive to anything other then a PST file.

    Can you elaborate on your issue?
     
    Mike Brannigan, Sep 4, 2008
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  15. I do archive by way of the send to OneNote feature.

    This issue was raised at the very beginning and I was made aware by the
    Office team that the issue would not be fixed until the next release of
    Office.

    I have to do some re-organization of my system to accommodate Vista 64, but
    I will try it. This is the only reason left standing for me not moving to
    Vista 64..


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    Mike Hall - MVP, Sep 4, 2008
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  16. "Send To OneNote" from a mail item in Outlook 2007 with SP1 and all updates
    on Windows Vista Ultimate x64 SP1 with all updates - functions correctly
    and without error.
     
    Mike Brannigan, Sep 4, 2008
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  17. This is where my initial info originated..

    http://blog.nils-kaiser.de/2008/06/20/how-to-get-back-send-to-onenote-on-vista-x64/

    There was a work around but it cost $50..

    http://blog.nils-kaiser.de/2008/06/20/how-to-get-back-send-to-onenote-on-vista-x64/

    It is good to know that MS fixed the problem.. Now all I have to do is
    replace my old scanner, and I will be x64 ready..


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    Mike Hall - MVP, Sep 4, 2008
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  18. Missed this one..

    http://blogs.msdn.com/david_rasmussen/archive/2008/04/21/onenote-64-bit-print-driver.aspx


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    Mike Hall - MVP, Sep 4, 2008
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  19. Mike,

    You are confusing a couple of different issues here.
    Specifically the feature on the Outlook 2007 context menu for a mail message
    "Send To OneNote" - this works fine and without problem. (This function
    copies a mail message from Outlook to a page in OneNote.
    What a number of the links you provided and then have more links inside are
    actually focusing on is the Send To One\note 2007 PRINTER DRIVER - that
    allows you to print from any application but instead of the output going to
    a physical device etc it arrives on a page in OneNote - Now there is no x64
    OneNote Printer driver, but this does not impact your issue which has always
    worked (Send To OneNote from Outlook.)

    [OneNote Print driver support for x64 Windows may arrive with Office "14"]
     
    Mike Brannigan, Sep 5, 2008
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