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Hardware Is More Memory Better?

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Guest-16, 8 Jul 2008.

  1. supremelaw

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    Nice break down guys. Looks like I'm set with 4x1GB on Vista Home Premium 64bit SP1.
     
  6. kazekami

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    > As you may or may not know, 32-bit operating systems are limited to addressing a maximum memory size of 4,294,967,296 bytes, or "4GB" in more normal terms

    Let's just say "32-bit operating systems from Microsoft", Linux (and OS X IIRC) can address more than 4Gb in 32-bit version

    Thanks !
     
  7. lankyn

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    Annoyed that 4x1Gb was dropped from most of the benchmarks - I'd have thought most people would have that set-up (or like me, considering it). I'm still considering 'splashing out' for another 2x1Gb Geil DDR2 for my P5W DH (£35), but has anyone experience with four sticks on this board??
     
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    well i had to upgrade to 4GB because stalker was using up 99% of my ram :( .

    My OS uses 600MB
    1920x1200 8xAA , every setting high :!

    all together when playing stalker : 2150MB.

    So really all you need is a 3GB : )
     
  9. cjmUK

    cjmUK Old git.

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    Don't forget... Whatever you need for your OS + most demanding game/app is the bare minimum. You need extra RAM for caching - especially in Vista with SuperFetch. Vista x64 will benefit from as much RAM as you can throw at it. So if you need 2GB+ for STALKER, 4GB is the minimum you should really be aiming for...
     
  10. ComputerKing

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    Hey I was wondering. You said if you have 4GB ram and 512mb VGA card you get 3.5GB at the end. But what If I have Crossfire 512mb cards ? that will make me get 3GB at the end same the 1GB cards or what ?
     
  11. cjmUK

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    In effect, yes.

    The cards don't actually use RAM, but the do use up some memory addresses, of which there is 4GB worth...
     
  12. ComputerKing

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    yup I know that, But my point is crossfire setup of 2 X 512MB cards will make you End with 3GB of ram not 3.5GB

    So that is right or not ?
     
  13. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    yes, that is right.
     
  14. wuyanxu

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    he just answered your question: Windows 32bit can only address 4GB of memory, no matter what kind.

    Crossfire gets you 2x 512MB, and they must be addressed separately, so you'll only get 3GB of RAM left, not counting other hardware.
     
  15. ComputerKing

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    I didn't understand him clearly, Sorry. And yes I know that any 32BIT OS can see 4GB memory only.

    The point was in CF thing. But now I got it. Thanks A lot. :clap:

    again cjmUK sorry for misunderstanding
     
  16. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    64 bit doesn't suffer from that issue does it? There's far more memory addresses so it'll be fine right?
     
  17. cjmUK

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    Yes... under 32 bit OSs, you machine can address 2^32 (4GB) individual memory locations of any kind (RAM/GPU/etc) so the more 'etc's you have the less of your 4GB RAM you can address.
    Under 64-bit, you have 2^64 (18 exabytes) memory addresses, so using your 4GB RAM leaves 18EB - 4GB = er... well, a lot of free memory addresses.
     
  18. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    That's what I thought, I just wanted to check my brain wasn't dead.
     
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    Tasty card. But no that doesn't suck. Just get with the times and install a 64bit os!
     
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