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11. Re: Star Citizen FAQ; System Requirements Dec 4, 2012, 15:53 dj LiTh
 
NewMaxx wrote on Dec 4, 2012, 15:37:
dj LiTh wrote on Dec 4, 2012, 11:07:
4GB minimum on the ram, yet i'm willing to bet its a 32bit exe file.

Most likely. Although you have to keep in mind that Windows 7 takes 1 GB right off the top and then your video memory is virtually addressed, and even the minimum card is likely to be 1 GB, so right there's that's 2 GB reserved meaning the 2 GB that's left is easily managed with a 32-bit executable. In fact, it's likely to be better that way, as addressing more memory than you need only leads to thrashing (if mechanical) or excess writes (SSD) when the Windows algorithm interprets it as being a 64-bit process. Although I recall some games (GTA4 comes to mind) do perform better with 64-bit, however I feel that's largely due to poor optimization rather than any inherent advantages.

You have that backwards, larger memory addressing = less 'thrashing' as you put it.
 
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