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2GB vs 4GB vs 8GB RAM

by fatale49 / December 3, 2012 11:03 PM PST

On my Windows Vista ACER Aspire 4730Z PC would it help to add more RAM memory? If so how much? I have 2GB now.

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by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 3, 2012 11:12 PM PST
In reply to: 2GB vs 4GB vs 8GB RAM

That depends on if Vista is 32 or 64 bits. And against what it is supposed to help. For example, if your disk is full or you have viruses it won't help against that.


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by fatale49 / December 4, 2012 8:41 AM PST
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Hello, I have a 32 bit PC. I have Norton Security Suite 2012 and no viruses are present. Should I buy a bigger Ram Board or not?

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Depends on which Vista.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 3, 2012 11:15 PM PST
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But usually it's more about the other issues if speed is a concern. I encounter malware and full disks too often.

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With 32 bit you may get from 2.5 to about 3.5 GB available
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 4, 2012 8:46 AM PST

AND you still have the per process limit of 2.0GB.

Would you be upset if you went to 4 or more GB RAM and Vista reported it can use 2.5GB?

Most folk would be.

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