Windows RAM memory limits

Posted on: January 29th, 2013 by Alexander Wright No Comments

While the maximum RAM memory limit for 32-bit Windows 7 and 8 editions is 4GB, when it comes to the 64-bit editions which are becoming the norm, the amount of RAM memory that the OS can address depends on which edition you are running.

Here are the upper RAM limits for the different editions of Windows 7 and 8:

Starter: 8GB
Home Basic: 8GB
Home Premium: 16GB
Professional: 192GB
Enterprise: 192GB
Ultimate: 192GB

These limits are similar to those for Vista editions, except that Vista Enterprise and Vista Ultimate have had their upper limits raised from 128GB to 192GB.

Take special note:
The one to look out for there is the 16GB limit on Home Premium. If you’re building a Core i7 system then it’s quite easy (if you have the cash!) to exceed this limit. As long as you’re aware of the limit and plan your OS accordingly you’ll be OK

windows 7 boxes

Source ZDnet.


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