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Old 10-02-2011, 07:29 AM
albee1952 albee1952 is offline
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Default Re: Upgrading to 8gb ram in x86 windows, any use?

With a 32 bit OS, you would be wasting your money. Windows will only see and use around 3.4GB. If the motherboard supports more, why not back everything up and make the move to Windows 7 64 bit? Its a much better OS than Vista, and even though Pro Tools is a 32 bit app, I noticed a solid improvement in performance when I moved from 32 bit XP to 64 bit Win7 on my machine(see signature0 with no other change. When I say solid improvement, I mean my Dverb2 test went from 320 to 500
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