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Old 01-25-2006, 09:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I currently have 1gb of RAM in my system (2 512) and they're dual channel. i want to get more ram, so i'm thinking for the future, i'll buy 2gb of it right now, and use it with my 1gb i have, and have 3gb total. i've heard that windows acutally runs slower on 3gb and so do some games? is this true?

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Old 01-25-2006, 09:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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2gb is really all you'll ever need unless your in some big business. or at least it will be for a while. after 2gb memory addressing gets sloppy and it can actually take a hit on performance. only x64 windows and id assume the beta's of vista support more than 3gb

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besides, with 3gb you won't be able to run in dual channel which will decrease performance also.

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32 bit windows only supports 2GB
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Hahahaha.. Imagine getting 16gb's....
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Hahahaha.. Imagine getting 16gb's....
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Old 01-25-2006, 09:58 PM   #7 (permalink)
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This motherboard = 16gb max supported


These 4gb ram sticks x4 = 16gb
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Old 01-26-2006, 01:43 AM   #8 (permalink)
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just get a server mobo... those can get like 32 gb ram... imagine that.. with dual cpu... insane
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Originally posted by turtile
32 bit windows only supports 2GB
actually it's 4GB
there are 64-bit Operating System's like Mandrake 64, if you want to use more than 4GB
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I was almost certain it was 3gb... but maybe you've tried it?



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