Maximum memory in Win 7 32 bit

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  1. jodoti

    jodoti New Member

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    What is the max. memory for Win 7 32 bit.
    My system have 4 GB, can I expand it to 8 GB?

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    jodoti
     
  2. toddwilson

    toddwilson New Member

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    Sadly, No
    32 bit will only accomodate up to 3gb I think?, to enable more allocated memory you will need to use 64bit
     
  3. John Carty

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    it is actually 4GB that 32bit will allow.
     
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    cybercore New Member

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    Max. 3,25Gb. Do not use any cracks or patches to "extend" RAM in 7x32 -- it'll give you blue screens. Use 7x64.
     
  5. Super Sarge

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    It is 4 gig for 32 bit but that includes the memory on you Video card. That is why the useable amount of memory varies frm user to user on 32 bit, If you are going to have more than 4 Gig if memory and want to use it you must have a 64 bit OS
     
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    Thanks for the education lesson guys, always appreciate this forum :)
     
  7. JDMils

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    That is only correct for systems sharing memory with the video card such as notebooks and depends on your Windows version.

    The max is 4 GB minus 512 MB for overhead, so you will get 3.5 GB usuable for most Win7 setups not sharing ram with the video card. From the MSDN site:

    Version_________________Limit on X86_______Limit on X64

    Windows 7 Ultimate__________4 GB______________192 GB

    Windows 7 Enterprise________4 GB______________192 GB
    Windows 7 Professional______4 GB______________192 GB
    Windows 7 Home Premium__
    ____4 GB______________16 GB
    Windows 7 Home Basic________4 GB______________8 GB
    Windows 7 Starter___________2 GB______________2 GB
     
    #7 JDMils, Mar 31, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2011

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