MacBook/Pro + Vista + PAE = 4GB?

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    I've been doing a bit of reading and I'm wondering if enabling PAE on a 32-bit edition of Vista, or using a 64-bit edition of Vista allows the MacBook or the MacBook Pro to address all 4GB of RAM.
     
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    read this thread but I think the chipset currently used in intel macbook/macbook pro only supports 3GB anyways
     
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    I've read that, but I'd really like to hear someone's experiences with Vista 32-bit or 64-bit. The chipset used in the MacBook Pro supports 4GB of RAM, but there is overlap with the addressing used by the hardware.
     
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    I'm sure it would work as long as the mobo is supported with PAE. Although I don't know how much of a difference you would see between 3GB and 4GB of memory. If you really need that much power you should probably be looking at a Mac Pro.
     

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