32-bit (RAM help)

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  1. Ohfoohy

    Ohfoohy Active Member

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    Okay so I have 32-bit windows. As you probably know, my computer is a piece of sh*t. I have 2 1/2 GB of RAM and would like to upgrade to a full 4GB. But as you may know, 32-bit systems can only read up to 3GB. I was wondering if I could simply buy a copy of windows 64-bit, or do I have to have a totally different motherboard or BIOS? Also, do the 1/2 GB of RAM is effecting me at all? I've asked around and some people say yes some people say no.
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    Windows 64-bit does the trick, make sure all your drivers/software is compatible!
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    ZombieKiller Banned

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    You need a 64-bit processor, or am wrong?

    Or instead of buying stuff for old crappy computer, save up for a new build.
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    All intel processors shipped after 2004 are 64 bit. AMD is 2003 for some, anything after 2006 is 64-bit
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    Ohfoohy Active Member

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    How do I know if my processor is 64-bit or not?
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    Here ya go.

    http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php

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    Nburnes Well-Known Member

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    Well what processor do you have first of all?

    Edit: Or do what Zombie gave you

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