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#ActualServant of the Lord

Posted 07 February 2014 - 01:33 PM

I just plugged in the new RAM and it functioned fine without any reformats or OS installs. I didn't change the motherboard though.

Since my computer is 32 bit, I was only able to go from 2GB Ram to 3GB.
32bit hardware and 32 bit OSes can only address up to 4GB, including (I think) the videocard's RAM and RAM used by other pieces of hardware.

Since I already had 512mb in the videocard, and maybe a piece of addressable memory might be used by other pieces of hardware, if I stuck in a 4th stick of RAM, most of it would go to waste (if I understand correctly, which I might not).

#1Servant of the Lord

Posted 07 February 2014 - 01:33 PM

I just plugged in the new RAM and it functioned fine without any reformats or OS installs. I didn't change the motherboard though.

Since my computer is 32 bit, I was only about to go from 2GB Ram to 3GB.
32bit hardware and 32 bit OSes can only address up to 4GB, including (I think) the videocard's RAM and RAM used by other pieces of hardware.

Since I already had 512mb in the videocard, and maybe a piece of addressable memory might be used by other pieces of hardware, if I stuck in a 4th stick of RAM, most of it would go to waste (if I understand correctly, which I might not).

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