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Windows 7: can't stick more than 16GB of RAM on motherboard

26 Apr 2014   #1
HoneycombAG

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 
can't stick more than 16GB of RAM on motherboard

Unless I do a Windows Anytime Upgrade, or unless I can get rid of this jet-engine of a CPU cooler, I can't stick more than 16GB of RAM on my motherboard anyway. So what gives?
This motherboard supports up to 64GB.


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26 Apr 2014   #2
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HoneycombAG View Post
Unless I do a Windows Anytime Upgrade, or unless I can get rid of this jet-engine of a CPU cooler, I can't stick more than 16GB of RAM on my motherboard anyway. So what gives?
This motherboard supports up to 64GB.
You pretty much answered your own question.

Home Premium x64 has a 16GB limit.

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26 Apr 2014   #3
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

On any computer there are going to be 2 factors that limit how much RAM you can use:

1. Hardware. The RAM that can be installed on the motherboard, subject to physical constraints.
2. The OS. How much RAM can the OS recognize. On modern operating systems this is usually a licensing restriction and no legal way to circumvent it.

The usable RAM will be the smaller of the two. It could not be otherwise.

Lower editions of Windows must have limitations not found in higher editions. Otherwise who would pay the higher price of the latter?

Of course you could upgrade to Windows 8 which has a RAM limit of 128 GB, 512 GB for Professional and Enterprise editions.

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