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32bit vs 64 bit?

  1. #1

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    Win XP, Win 7, Win 8

    32bit vs 64 bit?

    I was just curious if Windows 8 32 bit is able to handle more then 4g of RAM now. I know in previous versions, this was the maximum for the 32 bit. It just seems that since -everything- you buy now has 4g of ram in it, including tablets, that the software might have changed to accommodate it.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64

    No ..... you can install 4 gb and more, it will just not be all available
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32bit vs 64 bit?

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