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Windows 7: Mobo limitations removed?

09 Jan 2010   #1
kylefrikkentoth

64 bit Windows seven home premium
 
 
Mobo limitations removed?

Hey, so, I'm just wondering, I have a Gigabyte GA-M61PME S2P, and it has an 8GB RAM limitation. It also says, it can only use 32 Bit operating systems. Therefore limiting it to 4GB ram, and it says, I have the common 3.25 GB of 4.00 GB ram available situation. I know I don't need the RAM upgraded, but it kills me to know I couldn't if I wanted to. Just for this, I'm considering getting my mobo switched. Is there ANY way, difficulty doesn't matter, that I can revlieve these limitations? Thanks alot in advance guys!


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09 Jan 2010   #2
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kylefrikkentoth View Post
Hey, so, I'm just wondering, I have a Gigabyte GA-M61PME S2P, and it has an 8GB RAM limitation. It also says, it can only use 32 Bit operating systems. Therefore limiting it to 4GB ram, and it says, I have the common 3.25 GB of 4.00 GB ram available situation. I know I don't need the RAM upgraded, but it kills me to know I couldn't if I wanted to. Just for this, I'm considering getting my mobo switched. Is there ANY way, difficulty doesn't matter, that I can revlieve these limitations? Thanks alot in advance guys!
I have never heard of a modern board being limited to 32-bit only...

Have you tried to run an x64 OS installer to see if it just works? Can you link us to where you read that it is 32-bit only?
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09 Jan 2010   #3
kylefrikkentoth

64 bit Windows seven home premium
 
 

GA-M61PME-S2P (rev. 1.0) - GIGABYTE - Product - Motherboard - Specification
"Note 1) Due to Windows Vista/XP 32-bit operating system limitation, when more than 4 GB of physical memory is installed, the actual memory size displayed will be less than 4 GB." One of my computer techie guys, said that it doesn't even bother to use the other 4GB if 8GB is installed, so I'm not too clear on what they're saying on the webpage. I've heard alot of different things about this mobo, and I dont know whats what anymore.
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09 Jan 2010   #4
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

I cannot find anything regarding this board starting its 32-bit only.
It may be his processor is 32 bit only. But most am2 cpu's are 64 bit....
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09 Jan 2010   #5
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kylefrikkentoth View Post
GA-M61PME-S2P (rev. 1.0) - GIGABYTE - Product - Motherboard - Specification
"Note 1) Due to Windows Vista/XP 32-bit operating system limitation, when more than 4 GB of physical memory is installed, the actual memory size displayed will be less than 4 GB." One of my computer techie guys, said that it doesn't even bother to use the other 4GB if 8GB is installed, so I'm not too clear on what they're saying on the webpage. I've heard alot of different things about this mobo, and I dont know whats what anymore.
This is just referring to if you run a 32 bit os.
It is not stating you are limited to a 32 bit os.
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09 Jan 2010   #6
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kylefrikkentoth View Post
GA-M61PME-S2P (rev. 1.0) - GIGABYTE - Product - Motherboard - Specification
"Note 1) Due to Windows Vista/XP 32-bit operating system limitation, when more than 4 GB of physical memory is installed, the actual memory size displayed will be less than 4 GB." One of my computer techie guys, said that it doesn't even bother to use the other 4GB if 8GB is installed, so I'm not too clear on what they're saying on the webpage. I've heard alot of different things about this mobo, and I dont know whats what anymore.
that is the way the ram is licenced to be used on x86 (32bit) systems you will be able to use the full 8GB under the 64bit system ,what cpu do you have? just read your system specs you have a 64bit cpu so i would suggest you try the 64bit version of win 7
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09 Jan 2010   #7
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Note 1 does not say mobo 32bit only.


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09 Jan 2010   #8
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

windows 7 32 bit will actually address the full 4Gb of memory but will only report approx 3.75GB
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09 Jan 2010   #9
kylefrikkentoth

64 bit Windows seven home premium
 
 

Oh, okay, jeez, that cleared up alot. Thanks alot guys, so one last question, if I have 64 bit Os, will I see the full amount of RAM? I'm gonna try anf find myself a 64 bit version of windows, and see how that goes anyways.
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09 Jan 2010   #10
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

yes you will good luck with the new install
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