Memory - What's Best???

  Press Man 11:47 17 Dec 2008
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Hi Guys,

What would be better, 2GB matched memory or 3GB (3x1GB). Will Vista Home Premium recognise and utilise 4GB of memory in any configuration? Thanks in advance.

  recap 11:54 17 Dec 2008

Any configuration should work.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:59 17 Dec 2008

You need a 64bit system to recognise more than 3.5G memory.

  Press Man 15:02 17 Dec 2008

Fruit Bat /\0/\,

So, not worth putting in 4GB! Therefore will 2GB matched memory be better than 3GB (3x1GB) memory?

  ventanas 16:05 17 Dec 2008

Not sure really, my installation of Vista showed something like 3.2Gb until SP1 went on. Since then it shows 4Gb, which is what I have (32bit version Home premium).

if you have dual channel or ganged memory (quad core) stick 4 gig in, i use 2 x 2 gb sticks on my 32 bit vista set up it shows 3356 ram in task manager and seems the happiest set up i have tried on that pc.
as ventanas says with sp1 it shows all 4 gig in control panel, system, it still can't use anymore, because it's 32 bit.

  GaT7 17:05 17 Dec 2008

2x 2Gb is ideal, as adman says. RAM is inexpensive these days - the difference in price between 3Gb & 4Gb is probably ~£10. Plus, this gives you easier room for expansion greater than 4Gb in the future should you ever need it (mobo needs 4x RAM slots). G

  Press Man 20:10 17 Dec 2008

Ok I'll go with 2x2GB. Thanks guys.

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