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Windows 7: Does W7-64 care how much memory to do a fresh install.

07 May 2011   #1
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 
Does W7-64 care how much memory to do a fresh install.

New Rig.
Motherboard- Asus P6X58D-E
Ram-Kingston Hyper X/KHX2000- 12 gigs
Can I or should I install all the ram on a fresh install of Home Premium SP1-64 or install a lesser amount and add the rest of the ram after W7-64 is loaded.


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07 May 2011   #2
WiFi Ed

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1, Ubuntu 11.04 x64
 
 

I say go for it. You'll know one way or the other in about 20 minutes...

Seriously, I installed Win 7 on my Dell E520 with 8 gig installed without problems.
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08 May 2011   #3
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

I always run Memtest86+ overnight on a new build.

If your test comes out clean then you don't need to worry (so much) about the installation failing due to RAM errors.

Otherwise it would not matter how much RAM is installed - unless you exceed the max RAM limit for the OS. For W7 Home Premium that is 16GB.
(192GB for Pro, Enterprise, & Ultimate).
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08 May 2011   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

Thanks for the information.
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22 May 2011   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

The Windows 7 install went well with 6 gigs so I install the rest. Now have 12 gigs installed.
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23 May 2011   #6
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Always nice when that happens! Congrats.
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