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 Post subject: Win 7 64bit vs 32bit
PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:43 pm 
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I am running win7 32 bit. My PC has 4GB of Ram installed. I realize that this is the max amount of ram that 32 bit will recognize. I am going to install an additional 4GB Ram which should make it possible to install my copy of win7 64bit. My question is should I install the additional Ram before I install the win7 64bit OS? See below for my PC specs:

OS: Win7 Pro SP1 (7601) 32-bit
Proc: 2.40 gigahertz AMD Phenom 9750 quad-core (64-bit Ready)
MoBo: Gigabyte-GA-MA785GM-US2H
Display: NVIDIA GeForce GT 440 [adapter]
Samsung SA300 [monitor]
I anticipate upgrading my video card.

Many thanks to all in advance.


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 Post subject: Re: Win 7 64bit vs 32bit
PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:52 pm 
Smithfield
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It doesn't matter if you do it before or after.


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 Post subject: Re: Win 7 64bit vs 32bit
PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:57 am 
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You can install Win 7 64 bit without having more than 4 gigs of RAM installed, your hardware just needs to support it.


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 Post subject: Re: Win 7 64bit vs 32bit
PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:48 pm 
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IF you add the memory while still in 32 bit it will show 8 GB but can only use 3.5 gb or so of ram.


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