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Upgrade from 4gb to 8gb

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February 22, 2010 5:48:00 PM

Hey All,

I just want to get a quick answer on if anything special should be done if I want to upgrade my pc ram from 4gb to 8gb, or will it be as easy as pluging it in and Win 7 (32bit) will identify it as 8gb or a few mb lower?
My pc can handle upto 32gb ram and I have a quad core 3.2 amd phenom and a ATI 4890 1gb graphics card.
I would appreciate any help.
Thanks a lot.

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February 22, 2010 7:17:12 PM

In order to address more than 3.5 GB of RAM, a 64-bit operating system is needed.
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February 22, 2010 7:18:27 PM

No. Any 32 bit windows will only use 3-3.25 gb of ram. I wouldn't waste the money unless you plan on changing to a 64 bit windows version.
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February 22, 2010 7:26:38 PM

yes, like what I said.
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February 23, 2010 1:53:35 AM

45mapper said:
In order to address more than 3.5 GB of RAM, a 64-bit operating system is needed.


Thanks a lot, it makes perfect sense.
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February 23, 2010 1:54:22 AM

o1die said:
No. Any 32 bit windows will only use 3-3.25 gb of ram. I wouldn't waste the money unless you plan on changing to a 64 bit windows version.


Thanks a lot, makes perfect sense.
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February 23, 2010 1:55:41 AM

Best answer selected by maniman.
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