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Windows 7: Max ram on W7?


13 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Max ram on W7?

I see alot of computers now with 8gb or more of ram. Ive been out of touch with the computer world for a while now but last i remember with a 64x os the usable limit was 4gb. Has it gone up? I have 64x Windows 7 and when i built my computer i only put 4gb in it.

I have Windows 7 64x Home edition

What do you think?

Thanks!


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13 Jun 2010   #2

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

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13 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64
 
 

so limit is 8gb for home edition with Windows 7 64x? correct?
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13 Jun 2010   #4

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

There are 2 "Home" editions, one is "Home" basic, the other is "Home" Premium. The basic version doesn't have the shiny glittery Aero desktop effects, and it is limited to 8GB of RAM. The premium has Aero, and is limited to 16GB of RAM.

Which one do you have?

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13 Jun 2010   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thomas0zero View Post
so limit is 8gb for home edition with Windows 7 64x? correct?
For home basic it's 8, for home premium it's 16.


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13 Jun 2010   #6

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Yea ive got premium. Sweet. Thanks all. I know its a little off topic. my computer was doing the aero stuff but...now its not.
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13 Jun 2010   #7

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Also. I have the EVGA nForce 680i motherboard. It has the 4 ram slots, 2 blue and 2 black. With this motherboard im limited to 4gbs anyway. correct? I always thought blue was ddr2 and black was ddr.
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13 Jun 2010   #8

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

I've never had my RAM meter go over 55% with 4GB, so I can't imagine needing 16GB! That's some serious computing power.
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13 Jun 2010   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thomas0zero View Post
Also. I have the EVGA nForce 680i motherboard. It has the 4 ram slots, 2 blue and 2 black. With this motherboard im limited to 4gbs anyway. correct? I always thought blue was ddr2 and black was ddr.
If this is your board....

This says 8 gb max in the specs

Newegg.com - EVGA 122-CK-NF68-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
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13 Jun 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Blue and balck slots are the channels.


IMHO, Anything from 4-8Gb is Good.

4GB is perfectly fine for most users, even gamers. For the most part its all you really need.

Between 6-8GB is nice if youre into heavier video encoding,Photo shop work, or even run a virtual machine.
It will also give you a bit larger memory footprint, (more space for superfetch to do its thing which is good).

I do alot of these things, and multi task alot, & even with 8GB RAM, I do not go over 4GB that often.
When I do its usually when video encoding, & still under 6GB for the most part.
However, 2-2.25GB Idle use is normal for my 8gig machine.


So it comes down to what you use your PC for I think.
I would certainly think anything over 8GB would be a waste, at least for me

But if you want to upgrade to 8GB for games to perform better, Im afraid you may be dissappointed.
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