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Windows 7 Ultimate Ram

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I am thinking about changing my old motherboard and 775 cpu to the new i7 and a P6T Asus motherboard. The salesman at CompUSA sold me 6 gigs of ram. I was told, however, that Windows 7 will only recognize 3 gigs, and the rest is a waste of money. Is this true? I do a lot of computer graphics and videos. Please advise. Thanks
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Hello pompanoguy...

If you run a 32 bit version of Windows 7, only about 3.5 GB of RAM will be recognized. This is a limitation of the 32 bit systems. If, on the other hand, you run a 64 bit version of Windows 7, all 6 GB of your RAM will be recognized and utilized.

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