I currently have Windows Vista 32-bit installed with 4 GB RAM. I'm having low memory issues since only 3 GB is utilized. So I would like to dual boot Windows 7 64-bit so I can utilize the extra 1 GB RAM. The BIOS only see 3200 MB RAM, I read I can change bios settings so it'll read all 4096 MB. Do I have to go to bios setting and change it to 4096 MB RAM before booting to Windows 7 64 bit and then change it again to 3200 MB RAM before booting into Windows Vista 32-bit? It kinna a hassle, I was hoping Windows will detect it automatically.
PS: I would like to buy a 256 GB SSD but it's $600, ouch! I current have VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS as my boot drive. Is SSD A LOT faster?
I think I have found my answer from this link http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=67972
I need to enabled the "Memory Remap" feature in BIOS before installing Windows 7 64 bit. If I want to boot into Windows Vista 32-bit, I have to disabled it. I think I'll just have Windows 7 64 bit on a 80 GB SSD. I won't dual boot. I was thinking of upgrading to 8 GB but the price of DDR2 800 is equal to much faster RAM, so I'll wait until I have a new motherboard and cpu.