Not too bad lar. Just make sure you install vista on non mission critical PCs. I installed vista on all my PCs at home except my work notebook . So far so good. I don't have driver compatibility issues at all. But it sucks that Vista 32 bit cannot address more than 3GB of RAM..
Hey Guys, for those using 32 bit systems, the OS can't access the full 4GB Ram, it's a waste of $$ to put 4GB.
from what i see, it's more like the OS doesnt allow a single program to access more than 3gb of ram.
so what actually happens on my workstations is that the OS will occupy about 1gb of ram, while the remainder will be used by photoshop, which is almost 3gb. so in this case, all 4gb are well utilised.
he talking about 32bit.
anyway i read somewhere that ps CAN access more than the so called 3gb of ram that windows (32bit) allows. but i will be hard pressed to find that article again. i believe it's on the adobe main site, one of their more technical articles.
Interesting.. now I'm very tempted to hoot another 2GB of RAM
Slightly older computer for me
39 seconds ± 2 seconds
PS CS 3 Extended
Win XP Pro SP1 (32 bit)
AMD X2 4200+ (Toldeo) [Go go 939!!]
ASUS A8N SLI
1024 MB DDR 400 (2.5,3,3,8)
470 GB Seagate Barracuda SATA II
Had ZoneAlarm, Avast, Trillian Pro, Google talk, Firefox with 25 tabs and Foobar2000 open.
I just upgraded my processor, from a Venice (the single core version of my current X2). Wonder how much of a difference it would make running it with that.
Just to clarify on the whole 32bit / 64bit OS RAM usage huh-hah.
There's one thing which most people don't realize with respect to the limitations of 32bit Memory Allocations; a 32bit operating system is not limited to 4GB of RAM, but rather, is limited to allocating a maximum of 4GB of address space (memory) to hardware in your computer.
The problem here is that RAM is not the only thing which requires memory allocation in your computer. Devices such as your graphics card, sound card, any devices under the PCI bridge, so on and so forth, will also require memory allocation. Which means that it is technically impossible for a 32bit Operating System to detect 4GB of RAM, because in addition to allocating address space to the RAM, the Operating System must also allocate address space to all the beforementioned devices in your computer as well.
If your computer with 4GB of RAM, running in a 32bit environment, allocated all of the 4GB of address space to just your RAM, all other devices will cease to function... hence why it is typical for a 32bit Operating System to detect approximately 3.25GB of RAM (because that's the amount of address space the Operating System has allocated to RAM) instead of the full 4GB, because the other 0.75GB (or so) is used to allocate address space to the rest of the devices in your computer.
Hm, I've just tested my new desktop, 14 seconds...
Dell Dimension 9200
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
4GB RAM 800MHz
NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS
1X160 10Krpm HDD
Vista Ultimate 32bt
Looking good! I like my desktop more and more everyday.
In response to your question: You can have 4GB of RAM in a 32bit OS without problems, just that the full 4GB wont be detected, only about 3.25GB (sometimes maybe less)... if you put more you won't see any difference as you've already maxed out on what the 32bit OS is capable of allocating to RAM.
Windows XP x64 Professional on the other hand is able to address up to 16TB (16384GB) of address space, which is why it doesn't bump into the same buffers as with Windows XP 32bit.
Check this TYAN MOBO.....I love tje way they stack the RAMs....using a memory riser.