will my DELL PC accept and recognize.......?

  Antonio Machado 15:58 24 Aug 2009

Hello experts !

I have a DELL Precision 370 with 4GB of RAM installed, but as I work with Windows XP (Pack 3) it just recognizes 3 GB of RAM. So now I am considering getting the Windows 7 (64 bits).

My questions for you are: will my PC accept and handle the 64 bit version ? if so, will it recognize and handle the 4 GB of RAM I already have installed ?

I have been trying to ask these questions to DELL but I always find some technical problem to access to their Customer Service, Technical Service, Forums, etc.

Thanks in advance for your help. Best, Antonio.

  crosstrainer 16:14 24 Aug 2009

In theory, yes, but Dell's have a strange architecture. I can see no reason why you could not use 64 bit Windows Vista or 7

Drivers for 64 bit operating systems are still few and far away. Your machine may work...But your sound...Video etc. may not.

  retep888 16:46 24 Aug 2009

Download it from click here install and run,it'll tell you whether your PC can run or if there are any incompatibility problem.

I guess you might have video and sound driver problems,if you do, try downloading and use the XP driver instead,it might work.

  Antonio Machado 17:31 24 Aug 2009

Here what I have: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Version 2002, Service Pack 3 (to be upgraded to Windows 7). Computer: Intel (R) Pentium (R) 4CPU 3.00 GHz, 2.99 GHz, 2.75 GB of RAM (but actually I have 4.0 GB of RAM installed). Does this information helps my friends ? should I upgrade my processor ? if so, which one would be suitable for my project of getting the Windows 7 in 64 bit version ?

Thanks in advance, best, Antonio.

  malgall 18:07 24 Aug 2009

i think you will find that windows xp will only see or use 3gb of ram

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