- Mar 9, 2005
Hey everyone, I've read and heard so many different things concerning 64 bit OS that my head is spinning. I am planning on getting Vista Home Premium (Retail Full) this week in time for DX10 games. This rig is 100% primarily used for gaming. I have checked into nVidia and Creative drivers having 64 bit support and they do. I don't foresee having any issues with 64 bit OS but I will probably get the 32 bit flavor just to save any potential headaches. HOWEVER, my question is...What is the memory deal with 64 and 32 bit OS's? I have 2GB of RAM right now and since RAM is so cheap right now, I would love to get 2 more gigs. What is the deal with the OS fully utilizing 4GB of RAM? Is it only possible in 64 bit? Is it worth it in 32 bit if I get only about 3GB for my apps? Also, if I do get 2 more GB of RAM, what will that do to my dual channel RAM? Can I get 2 more sticks of the exact same RAM and have BOTH pairs running in dual channel mode? Thanks for any replies.