Originally Posted by Deadpixel
Your saying Vista 32bit will run with 4GB of ram, plus video card memory?
Also none of you answered my question lol.
Yes it should be more than enough even with integrated video using up 256MB of system memory as long as nothing else is a bottleneck but it also depends on what programs you have running in the background, dont want to tell you it will run smoothly but yet you have Norton Systemworks eatting up all your ram and other ram munching programs running at startup
All 32bit operating systems can see a maximum of 4GB. It is a mathematical limit, not the OS. Vista x86 like XP x86 will show a little over 3GB on
System Properties. This is normal. The "missing" ram is not really missing. It is used by the system and not presented to the user. There is
a range of addresses at the upper end of 4GB that is reserved. In a system with less than 4GB these are logical addresses and are handled by the system
that way. However, when the system has 4GB it must block out physical ram to protect the reserved addresses. In addition, the BIOS will reserve some
additional address space for use by devices detected by the BIOS.