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miLl3niUm

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Hello GeeksToGo community :) I am a new member here and I would like to ask your advice with an upgrade.

My current specifications (I don't know which of these are necessary but this is what I gathered from system information):

OS: MS Windows 7 Ultimate (I also have Windows Vista but I have permanently moved to Windows 7 2-3 weeks ago)
Version: 6.1.7100 Build 7100
System Model: HP Compaq dx7400 Microtower
System Type: X86-based PC
Processor: Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz, 2400 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
RAM: 2GB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT

The upgrade I would like to have is +2GB Ram (4GB total). The only thing that stops me to buy this upgrade is money. I don't like to spend money on useless stuff. The main things that interest me on computer are internet, gaming and the visual effects of win 7. I have searched a bit for 32/64bit systems and I found out that 32bit can't use more than 2GB ram. Is this true? Should I buy the upgrade?
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Neil Jones

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Windows 7 is Release Candidate, not final. Unless you buy a new copy as and when the software is released, it will time out next June.

32-bit Windows can't use more than 4Gb. Most systems will show up as 3.2-3.5Gb available. Whether you realistically need 4Gb of memory depends entirely on what you're running. 2Gb is usually enough. Don't forget Windows 7 is much lighter on a system than Vista, which is capable of running like treacle given half a chance even on a decent setup.
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I will get Windows 7 as soon as the final version is released. Do you think it will be a noticeable upgrade in games with 4GB, instead of 2GB?
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You might see small improvements in some games, but you'd see much bigger gaming improvements by upgrading your graphics card.
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