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Upgrade from 4gb to 8gb

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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  1. Best answer
    In order to address more than 3.5 GB of RAM, a 64-bit operating system is needed.
  2. 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.
  3. yes, like what I said.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Best answer selected by maniman.
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