how can some one use more than 3 gb ram!!

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August 8, 2009 at 06:59:21
Specs: windows xp prof 32bit, intel core i7 920, msi X58 pro, 3gb ddr3 1333 ram, palit gtx 260 896 mb graphics
hi,
recently i have assembled a pc for gaming. processor intel core i7 920, mobo msi x58 pro, corsair ddr3 13333 3gb ram, palit gtx 260 896 mb graphics card.. i was going through a few gaming magazines. they have mentioned the specs of testing gaming computer. all of them are using more than 4 gb ram like 6 gb or 8 gb etc. how is that possible? as far as i know that windows xp prof 32 bit, vista 32 bit even windows 32 bit os can not use more than 4 gb ram. none of them have mentioned the os they are using. only 64 bit versions are capable of using more than 4 gb ram. are they all using 64 bit systems. i think not. i have heard that there are different issues between games, drivers in 64 bit system. i tried to join their forum to ask about this but my registration status is pending, so that i can not ask them. i will be very grateful if someone solve this query. i am dying to install more & more ram. but can not. my english is crap. please bear with me.
many many thanks to every one.
regards,
sidhu

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#1
August 8, 2009 at 08:28:07
Although I'm sure its not hard to think up ways to use up more than 3GB I dont think thats why the magazines are using 4GB and 6GB etc. Some newer motherboards now use Tri channel memory interfaces instead of the common dual channel, You can get much faster memory access with 6GB in tri channel even if you can only use 3GB.

I currently have 4GB of RAM but rarely use more than 1.5GB, but the stuff is so damn cheap why not install a decent amount so it can serve you longer and work well in the odd occasion you might need it?

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#2
August 8, 2009 at 18:13:50
Steam is one example of using any available ram. A friend in Indianapolis put this screenshot up...

http://mypage.iu.edu/~jppolloc/ramU...

He killed Steam to make sure and...

http://mypage.iu.edu/~jppolloc/stop...

Steam used everything it could of 6Gb in this case and although I don't know for sure, it'd probably gobble up 8Gb too.

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#3
August 10, 2009 at 07:06:38
Im using xp 32bit. I have 2gb ram. It never uses more than 1 gb. Is it just steam or you running with hl2 or source i guess. But still .I see its windows 7 is it beta.Ill still be using xp for a while though

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#4
August 10, 2009 at 15:32:46
He simply killed the Steam process to get the memory back and is using the public 64bit (I think) RC of Windows 7.

The TV show (right side) never hiccuped during the Steam defrag of HL2 files...looks like 7 does a pretty good job of managing memory.

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#5
August 11, 2009 at 08:51:12
thanks for your kind suggestions. sorry for such late response. that's true why the hell do i need more than 4 gb ram? it's just a .. i could not find the right word for it. for many days i dreamt of a computer that would have a ultimate specifications. that's why i am gradually trying to build one. thank you once again. now i'm thinking of shifting to 64 bit os. i have started to download all the neccessary drivers. waiting for official release of windows 7 64 bit. i was tryng to get xp prof 64 but could not get one. so wait for few more months.

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#6
August 19, 2009 at 06:01:25
hello. i have a outside question about this picture http://mypage.iu.edu/~jppolloc/ramU... how can i get the stuff in the picture in the corner vcore and all?

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#7
August 19, 2009 at 09:49:57
That's ASUS PC Probe II...

http://pc-probe-ii.software.informe...

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