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Ctrl-Opt-Del
12-28-2011, 08:01 PM
...which is less than the 3.5-4GB limit of 32-bit OSes? Would installing a 64-bit OS be beneficial, inconsequential, or a downright hindrance to the proper functioning of the computer?

*Note: The computer in question does have a 64-bit processor, but the motherboard maxes-out at the currently-installed 3GB.

Cheers for any insight :)

osxx
12-28-2011, 08:23 PM
64-bit allows the use of more memory it does not cripple it and most of the time it runs a little faster and seeing your title with no Mac specs both PC and Mac are available with less than 4GB of ram with native 64b OS's from the factory.