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I'm purchasing a laptop with Vista - can you tell me if there's any real benefit between getting 3GB MB or 4GB MB of memory?

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There is difference between memory speed 4 GB is 25% faster then 3GB.
If you want good speed then choose 4GB RAM memory.
Let me know if you need more assistance.
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For instance, when you install 4GB of memory in a 32-bit Windows system (the most common version; 64-bit systems are typically used only by high-end users), your system will see (and utilize) only 3GB or 3.5GB.
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What happens is that some of the addressable memory (regardless of how much you have physically installed) is reserved for use by page files or by some of the devices that you are using, such as a graphics card, PCI card, integrated network connections, etc., so it's unavailable for use as normal main memory.

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