What happens when you install > 4GB of RAM in a computer with a 32-Bit OS?
I have 32 bit windows 7 operating System with 2GB RAM. One IDES Software has been installed in the system. But it runs very slowly. I have been told to increase the RAM to 6GB. But I have read that a 32bit operating system can use a maximum of 4GB RAM. I would like to know if this is true? If yes, how? What installing an extra 4 GB RAM improve the performance or do I have to change the OS to a 64 bit one?