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    Physical Memory In Win XP Pro

    Im sure it can handle a max of 4gig, but mine only sees 3gb.

    Is it advisable to use the switch /3gb or is it 4gb switch.

    Could it be that XP is still using the extra 1gb I cant see?

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    It will only recognise 4GB if it is running 64 bit. 32 bit will recognise a max of 3GB

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    as FN said 32bit windows only see's up to 3GB (happens in Vista too!)

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    strange i was always under the impression xp pro 32 bit handles 2gb ram and 64 bit handles 4gb

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    Here are the max capacities for Windows Vista x64
    Home Basic 8 GB

    Home Premium 16 GB

    Ultimate 128 GB

    Business 128 GB

    Enterprise 128 GB

    The new mac OSX Leopard can handle 16TB of Ram!

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    Blimey

    Thats it, Im buying a Mac

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    That maximum includes all memory - so if your graphics card has a gig - only 2 gig of system ram!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kesomir View Post
    That maximum includes all memory - so if your graphics card has a gig - only 2 gig of system ram!
    It is abit naff I must say, after the memory taken from video and everything you end up with not that much. The Microsoft solution is upgrade to x64 but there are still a lot of compatibility issues.

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    I have been running Vista Ultimate x64 for a while now and it is great.

    I have had no compatibility issues however this is only in a home environment, i have not rolled it out in my schools. I do run alot of older and new software and everything works plus i get to use all 4 gig of ram i have plus my GFX ram.

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    well, I can see 3.62 GB RAM on my Dell Dimension 8300 at home, but something to take in consideration is the amount of memory in your Video Card, mine its only 128 MB FX5200 so probably your video card is much more recent and got maybe 512 MB????

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    In my high end workstations or my machine at home I have 2GB. I struggle to use over 1GB of memory most of the time. 3GB is a bit of a waste really unless you're going to jump to x64 which is more memory hungry.

    I don't use 64bit anywhere at the moment, but I think the first place would probably be servers.

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    XP can handle 4GB of RAM.

    Though that includes Graphic Memory etc.

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    my linux box also sees all 6GB without any problems or upgrades.

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    XP can handle 4GB of RAM.
    On paper yes, but in practice anymore than 2GB is a waste.

    It's like good old IDE hard drives certified for 133MB/s. You just don't get that sort of read/write speed as other devices use a percentage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    In my high end workstations or my machine at home I have 2GB. I struggle to use over 1GB of memory most of the time. 3GB is a bit of a waste really unless you're going to jump to x64 which is more memory hungry.

    I don't use 64bit anywhere at the moment, but I think the first place would probably be servers.
    Mine at work has 3GB, I do video editing and photoshop for the intranet and website so the extra memory is used in my case.

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