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I have 6gb of ram but a 32-bit OS?

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by 3volvedcombat, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. 3volvedcombat

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    Hello guys, I just realized when i reinstalled XP home edition on my machine, it was 32-bit

    Here is the situation.

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    I have 6gb of ram, On a 32-bit OS, the OS only recognizes a measly 3.5gb of ram.
    Will I still get a performance Improvement keeping the ram in there?

    Im pretty sure I wont be able to use the extra ram for anything, but I have 2.5gb of ram not even being commited to the OS?

    So what should I do, is it even worth it to keep my 2x2gb samsung sticks in there?
     
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    Get Win7 64-bit? Just a thought. Otherwise, from what I have seen, no the additional RAM is not benefiting you at all.
     
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    If you pull one stick it will run in dual channel. Not sure if that makes any negative diffierence. +1 to 64 bit OS if you have the need for 6 GB.

    Edit: You are runing dual and it is DDR2 RAM. Just pull last stick and save the power.
     
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    I pulled both, right now, Sense i have it on a bench station, a foot away from my hand, From what it looks like, I gotta to get that 64-bit 7 license from my boss :laugh:
     

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