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04-04-2009, 08:20 PM
Just bought a new pc to replace my plodding dell, it is the aldi medion Akoya P4340 MEDION UK (http://www.medion.co.uk/?ukshop) as with past computers I wanted to put in the maximum ram, it came with 4gb I went on the crucial site and they recomended 2gb each in the vacant ports, I have learned since that Vista 32bit will only reconise 4gb of the 8gb installed, having said this I immediatly noticed a significant increase in speed when browsing web pages after installing the extra memory?
Also the pc comes with an extra version of Vista 64bit not installed, what problems would I have if I attempted to install this i.e drivers etc.

04-04-2009, 09:44 PM
Hi Bathroomboy

To be totally honest 64bit or 32bit? well with what I have just read as I have no practical experience with 64 bit Vista I would seriously be thinking of giving it a try if I had 8 Gig of RAM and a copy handy.

There's an Interesting review HERE (http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/64-bit-vista-gaming,2250.html) and another HERE (http://www.exoid.com/?page_id=124)

but to be totally honest again I don't have what you've got lying around and hopefully soon will be adding another 2 GIG of RAM to my system, which still won't make it worth my while buying the 64 Bit OS