Dells advisory about 4 gigs. Look down on this sales site rig and look for the advisory.
" Systems configured with 4GB memory or more: The total amount of available memory will be less than 4GB. The amount less depends on the actual system configuration ".
Advance features are for the better gaming systems, not your mid level ystem. Do the homework first before you fork over the money.
Links takes you to a site that has a good run down on addressing memory
http://evga.com/forums/tm.asp?m=60197 eVGA board with some information regarding the 64 bit OS and games, systems stability, etc
If you want the 64 bit version, than you can at anytime, purchase the OEM Vista 64 bit version from most retail computer stores or online, which does not cost the as much as the Retail version, but it’s only good of one system, and no tech support either.
Banchetto 101 Case-Less System
eVGA 780i Mobo
eVGA 295 GTX Video
8 Gb Corsair Memory
Thermaltake TRUE Black CPU Cooler
VelociRaptor 10,000 rpm HD
Windows 7 RC 7100
I will agree with you mine is doing the same thing boot takes 2 minutes for me poor design I would say. Same issue with sound from fand its so bad I can hear it thru my phone and a hum that comes thru the sound card thru the speakers with a hum noise