My cousin has just got a new quad core monster and has given me his old Dell Dimension for me to use as a DAW (digital audio workstation.
Its got a P4 3GHZ cpu and has 2 gig of ram in it, (4 x 512 ).
Apparently the MB will support up to 4gb of ram but my cousin told me i would have to run the pc with a 64 bit operating system for it to be recongnised in XP.
Dells website says that it will support 4gb and doesnt mention 64 bit OS at all, , but does have to say
" Your computer supports a maximum of 4 GB of memory when you use four 1-GB DIMMs. Current operating systems, such as Microsoft® Windows® XP, can only use a maximum of 4 GB of address space; however, the amount of memory available to the operating system is less than 4 GB. Certain components within the computer require address space in the 4-GB range. Any address space reserved for these components cannot be used by computer memory. "
Could someone please enlighten me a little please ? ?
Many thanks, kev