LOGIN  .  SIGNUP   .  SUPPORT 
HOME / MESSAGE BOARDS / GENERAL DISCUSSIONS

General Discussions

Signup   Message Boards Home   Newest Posts   My Favorite Boards   My Threads
Page 3 of 3   •  First Page  •  Previous Page  •   Next Page  •   Last Page
Signup or Login to Post
Locked Topic  Windows XP or 7 ? on this Laptop
 
iNTANGiBLE  posted on Aug 10, 2010 12:35:04 PM - Report post

Current rank: 2 Stars. Next Rank at 1000 Posts.
Send a message to iNTANGiBLE
ELITE
If you want to get 3 GBs of RAM or less, then stick to 32-bit. If you want to get 4 GBs of RAM or more, then stick to 64-bit.
 
DABhand  posted on Aug 10, 2010 5:56:07 PM - Report post

Current rank: 3.5 Stars. Next Rank at 8000 Posts.
Send a message to DABhand
AUTHOR
Yeah what Ham said, sorry would have replied sooner but was busy.

Mostly all 32bit OS's have a limitation on max amount of RAM. It is supposed to be 4GB completely, but the way MS designed the kernel you will never get that at all even with what people think is the reason the added Graphic RAM, which is not true as that works on a seperate channel.

On some occassions with specific motherboards I have seen 3.5GB max (even with a 256MB GPU so again both dont add up to 4GB).

On mostly all its usually around 3-3.2GB

On some specific 32bit Server OS's from MS you can get away with multi-channelled RAM to get 16GB.

But the norm to have 4GB+ you need a 64bit OS.

To show you mathimatically why...

32bit = 256*256*256*256 = 4096MB aka 4GB
64bit = 256*256*256*256*256*256*256*256 = You cant afford this so no point listing it :P

 
latios_power  posted on Aug 11, 2010 6:50:11 AM - Report post

Current rank: 3.5 Stars. Next Rank at 8000 Posts.
Send a message to latios_power
ELITE
He got Windows 7 32 Bit with 2 GB of Ram and everything seems to work smoothly and fine.


thanks everyone!

Page 3 of 3   •  First Page  •  Previous Page  •   Next Page  •   Last Page
  Post Reply
Go to page: 1  2  3 
All times are (GMT -06:00) Central Time (US & Canada). Current time is 4:49:36 PM
CoSMOS Gamehacking Tool
  
Introducing Cheat Happens CoSMOS, a brand new self-service gamehacking tool designed for absolute beginners and advanced users alike. CoSMOS makes it easy and fun to hack your own PC games while waiting for our programming team to release new and updated trainers.

Featuring in-app tutorials, plenty of video demos, download CoSMOS today and start enhancing your favorite games in minutes.

Message Board Moderators
Neo7
Neo7
Latiosmaster47Latiosm.
forty-twoforty-two
HonestGamerHonestG.
dstatesdstates
Important Board Topics
Trending Topics