Vista 32 bit and 8gig ram

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by d0nd3r, Jun 5, 2008.

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    Peter Guest

    8gb is totally wasted in 32-bit which can't see more than approx 3.5 out of
    4gigs max.
    Peter, Jul 18, 2008
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    mitchh Guest

    the problem is mathematical, 2 ** 32 is around 4 gabigabytes.
    2 ** 64 is umm, bigger.

    i still think there is an upper 'usable' bound, though.
    for some reason 16G pops into my head, but i could be making it up...
    maybe stuff on the motherboard will start melting?

    when the price comes down some, i'm going to get a Solid State Hard Drive
    and install the system software in there. it's probably not as fast a memory
    access, but it's better than thrashing the disk heads all around the place.
    mitchh, Jul 19, 2008
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    TRUEBRIT Guest

    I've just bought a new pc with 8 gig of ram,and got 32 bit vista ultimate(i
    swear i ordered 64 bit but hey)is there an upgrade from 32 to 64 bit or do i
    need to buy the whole thing?Also my pc says that i only have 1700mb of memory.
    TRUEBRIT, Jul 23, 2008
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    mitchh Guest

    i think both flavors (32 and 64 bit) come on the same cd/dvd disk.
    maybe your installer forced it to install 32 bit to save themselves the pain
    everyone used to have with 64 bit since everyone was late with their drivers.

    at the risk of dooming myself, everything is working ok on mine.
    even made a few virtual machines so when i screw one up, i can get back to
    'clean slate' very easily.
    mitchh, Jul 24, 2008
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