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08-05-2009 01:21 AM
My laptop is eligible for the upgrade to windows 7 but there is a problem i have a preinstalled windows vista home premium x32 so if i upgrde it to win 7 i shall get the same version but the problem is that win 7 x32 is reported to access 3.5 gb ram at max and my laptop came with 4 gb what can i do ?
08-05-2009 03:57 AM
The same siuation is with Your Vista program.....
Every 32bit system can use only 3.5 GB Ram max....
08-05-2009 04:25 AM
08-05-2009 05:13 AM
It's not that big difference when You've got 4GB. So it's better to stay with 32 bit system.
How can you possibly make this statement without first asking the person a few questions? You have no way of knowing whether it would be a big difference without asking about what software the person is using, what their goals/needs are, whether they intend to bump up their RAM in the future, etc.. If for instance, they are using Photoshop CS4 or Lightroom 2.4, squeezing that extra RAM out (more like a gig or more after hardware reserves on many machines) absolutely makes a difference in performance. As a tester of Office 2010, I can also say that the 64 bit version Microsoft has developed is amazingly fast on a machine loaded with 4 gb of RAM and the 64 bit RC. Every action is faster than the comparable actions in Office 2007 or Office 2003. The person cannot make an informed decision with one-line, detail-free answers....
08-05-2009 05:58 AM
08-05-2009 10:06 AM
i want to use my notebook mostly for gaming purposes when i played the couterstrike source on 64 bit os i realised that it ran slower than i used to run in 32 bit os is it due to compatibility ?
another question i want to ask is that the WIN 7 RC x32 is showing 3gb ram is useable will it be same for for final release? or i will be able to use at least 3.5 gb as said by hp advisor
08-10-2009 02:08 PM