View Full Version : Using 8 gb ram for windows 32 bit
30-09-2009, 04:51 PM
hey,i just wanna ask is there any chance that i could run 5-8 gb ram on my 32-bit if im not mistaken 32-bit could only run just max 3 gb ram right ?
do i must have 64-bit to run 5-8 gb ram ?
:wall:anyone can help ?
30-09-2009, 05:33 PM
I run Vista Home Premium 32 with 8 gb's. i love that i can watch a movie and work with maya at the same time with no interuptions...do you have a motherboard that supports 8gb?
30-09-2009, 05:42 PM
yes i have the motherboard that support it.
so 32bit can run 8 gb ?? thats a relieve.guess i dont have to format my harddisk and installing 64bit then.
but it makes me confuse now about the difference between 32 and 64 bit ?
such a noob question i know
30-09-2009, 06:28 PM
Sorry dhasian, but a 32bit-system canīt adress more than up to 4GB RAM. Sure you can put a lot more onto your Motherboard and the BIOS of course can adress that, but Win32 still wonīt use more than 4GB, or to be correct about 3,5GB. Thereīs no way round, except using a 64bit-OS!
30-09-2009, 06:35 PM
thanks,gonna go for the 64bit then...
30-09-2009, 08:43 PM
Depends if you use XP or Vista. 32 bit XP can handle only up to 2 gig. The 64 bit version of XP can handle more, but i'm not sure how much. But words go that the 64 bit version of XP doesn't handle large amounts of ram too well.
32 bit Vista and Windows 7 I'm not sure about. But I know the 64 bit version of Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate can handle up to 192 gig of ram.
30-09-2009, 09:33 PM
I've got 64bit XP and it handles 8 GB ram very well.
192 GB ram on Win 7? Can't wait to have those specs. Reminds me of a few years ago, when I had 64 MB ram, and I was reading about people with 1 GB of ram.
01-10-2009, 04:47 AM
yeah,i think 8 gb ram is enough for me.i never try vista so maybe ill stick to xp and upgrade to 64 bit.
192 gigs ?! whew that gonna be a lot of memory stick...
01-10-2009, 01:22 PM
"640K should be enough for anyone"
01-10-2009, 06:55 PM
640k? Well. Why not. Lets get back to the good old dos where you constantly have to tweak your himem.sys to get you games working :D.
02-10-2009, 10:17 AM
not a big deal about 192 gigs though, coz we know already boxx systems support 256 gb , there mobo have 32 dimms .
so i guess the window versions wch are made for boxx are now being brought for consumers.
boxx had 128 gb systems wth xp , so it all depends on MS how much want there os to support
and besides i have heard rumor rife abt 128 bit os so i gues MS gonna kill 32 and make 64 popular.
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