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Thread: How much RAM will Windows 7 - 64 bit support?

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    How much RAM will Windows 7 - 64 bit support?

    hi,
    i have AMD Dual Core with 8GB RAM. i mean can windows 7 support more than 4 GB ? or 8 GB?Any recommendations and suggestions are appreciated.

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    Re: How much RAM will Windows 7 - 64 bit support?

    If Windows 7 follows Vista's memory limits, then Windows 7, 64-bit will support from 1GB to 128+ GB.

    Vista editions were as shown below, but W7 has different editions.
    • Vista Basic 64-bit: 8 GB
    • Vista Home Premium 64-bit: 16 GB
    • Vista Business/Enterprise/Ultimate 64-bit: 128+ GB

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    Re: How much RAM will Windows 7 - 64 bit support?

    While the system requirements for 64-bit versions of Vista lists 1 GB of RAM as minimum, 4 GB is recommended. This is where I begin to get a little concerned since the recommended requirements are actually starting to exceed the maximum amount of RAM recognized in previous Windows versions. Even though most of these previous versions were 32-bit, this is still a big jump.

    In the past, the trend has always been that each successive Windows OS required larger and larger amounts of system resources. Thus, Microsoft’s claim that Windows 7 is going to buck that trend is giving people some high hopes. At this point, while Windows 7 is still in pre-beta, there is still some debate surrounding the question of whether or not the operating system will be able to live up to these promises. We’ll keep watching, though, with our fingers crossed.

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    Re: How much RAM will Windows 7 - 64 bit support?

    32bit: 4gb some of which is reserved for system overhead.

    64bit windows 7 will likely follow the vista specs, home basic: 8gb, home premium: 16gb, professional: ??? and enterprise/ultimate: 128+gb
    is a reasonable guess.

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    Re: How much RAM will Windows 7 - 64 bit support?

    Windows 7 for 64 bit computer need a ram of 4 gb + , to run smoothly .

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    Re: How much RAM will Windows 7 - 64 bit support?

    In case anyone wants to know Windows 7 x64 Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate support up to 192 GB of RAM. Home Premium supports up to 16 GB.

    Reference: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...mits_windows_7

    Every single response was wrong, but they were only guessing in 2008. That's why I had to post.

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    Re: How much RAM will Windows 7 - 64 bit support?

    [QUOTE=Danior;4295218]hi,
    i have AMD Dual Core with 8GB RAM. i mean can windows 7 support more than 4 GB ? or 8 GB?Any recommendations and suggestions are appreciated.[/QUOTE

    yes window seven support more than 4 GB RAM, but thats also depend on you processor. More ever 4 GB RAM is more than enough.

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    Re: How much RAM will Windows 7 - 64 bit support?

    1 GB RAM is sufficiant, no need for 4 GB.

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    Re: How much RAM will Windows 7 - 64 bit support?

    so no matter what type of processor i have i can run my memory (RAM) up to 16 gigs no problem?as long as i have the right mhz of corse.

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    Re: How much RAM will Windows 7 - 64 bit support?

    Windows 7 64 bit OS need minimum of 4 GB RAM or more.

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    Re: How much RAM will Windows 7 - 64 bit support?

    Quote Originally Posted by djpyrat View Post
    so no matter what type of processor i have i can run my memory (RAM) up to 16 gigs no problem?as long as i have the right mhz of corse.
    It usually doesnt depend on the processor but you will also have to check the specifications of the motherboard to see whether it supports 16gb ram or not. If it supports it then you can install 64 bit OS and use the full ram on it.

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