Windows Vista - maximum RAM supported?
Well, I couldn't find the answer I was looking for using the search tool, so here goes.
I put together a new computer and bought Windows Vista Ultimate (preparing myself for DX10 games :)). Unfortunately I was given the 32-bit edition instead of the 64-bit edition, so I'll be returning to the shop to swap it tomorrow. At the same time, I might also get myself an extra 2GB of RAM, depending on the answer to the following questions:
Can Windows Vista (64-bit) allocate more than 3GB to any application? Or, even if it can't, would it still be worth getting an extra 2GB (bumping my total up to 4GB) for the sake of Vista's higher resource usage?
In case anyone's interested in the specs:
Intel Core 2 Duo E6700
Geforce 8800GTX (768 MB)
2x 1GB GSkill low latency DDR2-1066 Dual-channel kit (extra 2GB pending...)
Asus P5K Deluxe motherboard
2x 500GB Western Digital Caviar in Raid 0 (16MB buffer, 7200rpm)
BenQ FP222W 22inch Widescreen LCD
Yes, I'm aware of the irony of this motherboard having Crossfire support, but motherboard choices were very limited and I'm very impatient :(. The HDDs might also be overkill, but they're so cheap now per GB that I couldn't resist.