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Windows 7: Can the RAM limit be bypassed?

25 Apr 2012   #11
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Why buy anything in the computer world for "lifetime"? You would spend that much money on memory that will be useless a few years down the road. Nothing is forever in technology. Spend that money on other components that will make more of a difference.


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25 Apr 2012   #12
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Exactly, and don't use the term "future-proof" to explain the purchase. Let's say you buy 64GB of RAM today, and 2 years from now the new "Curvy Bridge" CPU's from Intel come out and require the new DDR4-2500 memory standard. Well, buying excess today wouldn't have made your RAM any more useful for the future.
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25 Apr 2012   #13
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
see if you can sell or exchange your RAM. even 12GB is more than you will ever need. It's a near certainty that by the time 12GB is too little; Windows 7 will be obsolete.
That or DDR4 or even DDR5 will be out.
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25 Apr 2012   #14
Logical Slacker

64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium w/ SP1
 
 

192GB huh. OMG. Who would ever need that much? NASA maybe?
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25 Apr 2012   #15
MagusMagnus

7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Tell you what, if a performance increase is what you are after...

8GB DDR3 RAM kit (going for about $40-60 right now) and a nice AM3 x4 CPU (run around $100-120). Will cost you about as much as that ridiculous amount of RAM, and these two upgrades will ACTUALLY give you that performance boost you seem to be looking for in all the wrong places (as mentioned previously, your system will not utilize much of that 24GB RAM at all and it will be a complete waste, even before factoring in that your Win7 version won't be able to access it all in the first place).

Oh, and toss in a MOBO upgrade for a little extra if your present one can't handle AM3 and DDR3.
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25 Apr 2012   #16
Dredj

Win 7 HP
 
 

My system is fine outside of my 6Gb of ram frequently running out or low, I was down to 400Mb last Sunday when playing Diablo 3. As for my mate he is a 3D modeller and does a ton of rendering.

I just noticed my system specs are also out of date, I will update it after this post.
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25 Apr 2012   #17
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you were down to 400 MB, then your system was doing it's job. Windows 7 will use what you have in your system effectively, so you should be seeing it fill up when under an intense load. The problem is, there is a time when you won't be adding anything to your system aside of cost. On any given desktop computer, regardless of the use, 12-16 GB should be the absolutely max anyone would ever need to consider.
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25 Apr 2012   #18
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've been considering upgrading one of my work boxes from 8GB of ram to 16GB of RAM, but that's because I'm often running a handful of virtual machines and it would be nice to have a little more RAM to work with. But with 8GB of RAM, I can still run my host Windows 7 64bit machine, as well as 4 VM's simultaneously.
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26 Apr 2012   #19
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Logical Slacker View Post
192GB huh. OMG. Who would ever need that much? NASA maybe?
Google
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26 Apr 2012   #20
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by M1GU31 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Logical Slacker View Post
192GB huh. OMG. Who would ever need that much? NASA maybe?
Google
Who would definitely NOT be running Windows.
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