Originally Posted by Michowski
Only reason I opted for vista 32 bit was because everybody I know with 64 bit hates it. They all say nothing is compatible with it, tons of programs dont work that I use. It just sounds like a big hassle vs 32bit.
The problem is more than half of the memory you bought will not be able to be used with Vista 32 bit.
32bit operating systems can only address a specific number of bits in memory. 64 Bit corrects this by adding another 32 numbers to each address.
The fact of the matter is, YOU CANNOT USE MORE THAN 4GB OF TOTAL MEMORY IN THE SYSTEM WITH 32 BIT WINDOWS.
End of story.