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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good RAM for the price., June 3, 2010
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This review is from: Crucial 4GB Kit (2GBx2) DDR3 1333 MT/s (PC3-10600) CL9 Unbuffered UDIMM 240-Pin Desktop Memory Modules CT2CP25664BA1339 (Personal Computers)
I bought these to upgrade my Windows 7 Core 2 Duo system.

I was previously running 2 GB RAM on Windows 7 32 bit.

My system is relatively fast, but definitely felt that it need a RAM upgrade. I was using the processor/RAM widget on the Windows, and it was always using about 40-50% of my RAM on IDLE!

Now after upgrading RAM usage on idle is about 20%. Makes sense.

I looked for some more technical online reviews for this RAM and yes it did receive Best of Tom's Hardware award. For best bang for buck.

I haven't run a full RAM test (which everyone can by downloading Ubuntu's ISO Installer online... it's a boot CD with memtest!... for free!), but will later and post results.

Additionally, I had to upgrade to Windows 7 64 bit to take full advantage of the 4 GB of RAM. If you still run 32 bit Windows 7 after install the new RAM it will only use up about 3.25 GB of RAM and not the full 4. Something to do with allocating memory for the NIC or something.

Overall, this was a good purchase. Good RAM for the money.

P.S. It works very nicely with my ASUS P5QC mobo. I have not yet tried overclocking the RAM.

edit:
Ran ramtest... perfect! no errors. :)
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Initial post: Dec 28, 2011 12:38:49 PM PST
32-bit operating systems (xp and widnows vista/7) have a maximum capacity to use 3.25 gigs of ram its an 32-bit limitation not an issue with the nic
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