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Windows 7: more than 8GB RAM?

3 Weeks Ago   #31

Windows 7 HP 64

Download Portable for Windows, DOS.
Extract to a folder and run HWiNFO64.exe
It's a portable, doesn't need to be installed.

Under memory you'll find all the memory specs. Compare both, old and new.

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2 Weeks Ago   #32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bob246 View Post
just out of interest, in 2x4GB config, I have 7-7.5GB used out of 8GB
when I was running in 2x8GB config, it was using (exactly the same applic's open) about 12GB out of 16GB

windows 7 seems to eat up any RAM thrown at it? but in this case, it didn't actually improve it
Well there you go, you just figured it out yourself that you need minimum 12GB RAM for given load. At 8GB, you were starving your system. Browsers and websites are memory hog these days.

Your folder issue might just be because of too much files in one folder.
More RAM is certainly not the issue and even benchmark is about same in dual channel configuration.

Give the system 16GB it deserves.
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2 Weeks Ago   #33

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64

Also lets not forget that 2nd Gen i5 can do this much only.

Updrade to 7th/8th Gen and you'll certainly see the difference.
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