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I have 4 gigs of ram on my mbp c2duo 2.2ghz but windows vista only sees 3 gigs of ram... can vista not see more thn 3 gigs? if this is true that is a MAJOR flaw in the OS.

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Vista 32-bit should ideally support 4GB RAM but in discussions on this topic many people said that they faced this problem
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32 bit Vista cannot recognise more than 3Gb of RAM.

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this should really be in the Windows, Linux, and Other OS section


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True, but the question's been answered now!
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thanks for the help, it sucks that windows cant see more than 3 gigs of ram, thats kinda ridiculous... my dads powermac can have up to 16 gigs of ram and its almost 5 years old...

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Mac OS X has been 64 bit for I think the latest 3 revisions...making its memory handling far superior to any recent version of Windows. Not to mention 32 bit apps work under a 64 bit system on Mac...can't say the same for a lot of Windows apps.

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