RAM question

#1
I have trawled the web and Microsoft's site, but cannot get a definitive answer regards memory for Win 7 32 bit. For XP there was a BIOS switch to make more than the standard available, maxing out at ~3.2Gb. Does that same switch exist under Win 7, or is this now automatically taken care of?

Many thanks,
 


#2
I have trawled the web and Microsoft's site, but cannot get a definitive answer regards memory for Win 7 32 bit. For XP there was a BIOS switch to make more than the standard available, maxing out at ~3.2Gb. Does that same switch exist under Win 7, or is this now automatically taken care of?

Many thanks,
You don't need to worry about a BIOS switch for Windows 7, for a 32-bit version the memory maxes out at 3.2 GB as you stated.

However, if you have say... 4GB of RAM installed why not just install Windows 7 64-bit version and utilize all of the RAM available?

Your system will run better and faster plus the bandwidth is double too.
 


#3
Many thanks indeed, that is a big help,
The reason for not upgrading to 64 bit is platform application incompatibilities.... unfortunately...!
Otherwise we would,
Best regards,
 


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