View Full Version : Vista & Memory!

09-28-07, 11:42 AM
Hi all, Im running vista ultimate x32, im thinking of getting another 2GB of memory(see sig)so i will then have 4GB .... with me running the 32bit version vista will not see the full 4GB right? how much memory exactly will show up? ..... would i be better just getting a 1GB stick instead of two? ... lastly ... right now im running my 2GB in dual channel and if i was to only buy 1GB i will not be running dual channel anymore with 3GB right? will swapping from 2GB in dual channel to 3GB in single channel be better or would i be best just having 4GB in dual channel and loosing some memory? ... some of you might say just get ultimate x64, ive tried this and for some reason it seems to run like a two logged dog! ... this x32 version runs flawless!

So its either ..

1. Run 3GB without dual channel
2. Run 4GB with dual channel but loose\waist some memory becasue im on vista x32

Alot of questions i know but thanks for any help.

09-29-07, 03:40 AM
I'd say go with the extra stick and live with not being able to use all the extra - that's what I did. You'll lose about 640MB for your GFX card, plus a tad more for any other devices (Vista x32 sees 3072 MB on my PC which has a 768MB GTX and a X-FI with X-RAM).

09-29-07, 10:59 AM
Well thats what i was thinking to be honest! ..... just have 4GB and loose abit! ... atleast if i upgrade to x64 in the future i will then benefit from the memory i will gain.

09-30-07, 01:14 PM
Go for 4GB... you will notice a difference and as you said... you will be ready for x64 when you are ready :)

09-30-07, 01:50 PM
Thanks for your replys guys, :D .... i think i will go with the 4GB after all, it sound the best option in the longrun! :)