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Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by Rusty, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. Rusty

    Rusty Guest

    I've got a 64 bit Widows 7 machine that I've installed 32gb memory
    cards on. All alike. When I check the System information it shows
    that only 16gb is usable. Anyone know why or how to correct this?
     
    Rusty, Mar 4, 2013
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  2. Rusty

    Rich. Guest

    "Rusty" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I've got a 64 bit Widows 7 machine that I've installed 32gb memory
    > cards on. All alike. When I check the System information it shows
    > that only 16gb is usable. Anyone know why or how to correct this?


    What is the model number of the Asrock motherboard?
    What is the manufacturer and part number of the memory modules you
    installed?
     
    Rich., Mar 4, 2013
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  3. Rusty

    VanguardLH Guest

    Rusty wrote:

    > I've got a 64 bit Widows 7 machine ...


    Obviously that does NOT identify the make and model of *hardware*
    (motherboard) on which you are using that operating system.

    > ... that I've installed 32gb memory cards on. All alike. When I
    > check the System information it shows that only 16gb is usable.
    > Anyone know why or how to correct this?


    What does the manual for the motherboard state as the maximum memory
    that the *hardware* will support?
     
    VanguardLH, Mar 5, 2013
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  4. And what edition of Windows, please. Windows 7 Home Premium is limited to 16
    GB. It takes Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate to get a limit of 192 GB.

    See: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa366778 for
    the limits for various versions of Windows.

    --
    Charlie.
    http://blogs.msmvps.com/russel


    "Rusty" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I've got a 64 bit Widows 7 machine that I've installed 32gb memory
    > cards on. All alike. When I check the System information it shows
    > that only 16gb is usable. Anyone know why or how to correct this?
     
    Charlie Russel-MVP, Mar 6, 2013
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  5. Rusty

    miso Guest

    On 3/6/2013 9:03 AM, Charlie Russel-MVP wrote:
    > And what edition of Windows, please. Windows 7 Home Premium is limited
    > to 16 GB. It takes Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate to get a limit
    > of 192 GB.
    >
    > See: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa366778
    > for the limits for various versions of Windows.
    >


    This fragmentation by MS has always pissed me off. As I stated many
    times, Apple doesn't pull that crap, and of course linux doesn't have
    such limits. [And it hurts to praise Apple!]

    That said, I always suggest people buy win7pro. The mark up over home
    isn't that much. The only thing it lacks is native support for NFS,
    another annoying MS "feature". My recollection is the home edition lacks
    some of the emulation modes. You really shouldn't have to be reading a
    feature table to buy the OS.

    I noticed the win8 fragmentation is reduced a bit.
     
    miso, Mar 9, 2013
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  6. They've certainly reduced the number of editions overall. But most people
    simply take what comes with their PC, which in the Win7 time frame was
    almost always "Home Premium". Thus the 16 GB limitation. And the cost to
    upgrade to Pro was more than most ever mother to do. (Seriously, how many
    people actually NEED or can even USE >16 GB of RAM right now, unless they
    are doing essentially server workloads such as virtualization.)

    --
    Charlie.
    http://blogs.msmvps.com/russel


    "miso" <> wrote in message
    news:kheg96$vpj$...
    > On 3/6/2013 9:03 AM, Charlie Russel-MVP wrote:
    >> And what edition of Windows, please. Windows 7 Home Premium is limited
    >> to 16 GB. It takes Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate to get a limit
    >> of 192 GB.
    >>
    >> See: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa366778
    >> for the limits for various versions of Windows.
    >>

    >
    > This fragmentation by MS has always pissed me off. As I stated many times,
    > Apple doesn't pull that crap, and of course linux doesn't have such
    > limits. [And it hurts to praise Apple!]
    >
    > That said, I always suggest people buy win7pro. The mark up over home
    > isn't that much. The only thing it lacks is native support for NFS,
    > another annoying MS "feature". My recollection is the home edition lacks
    > some of the emulation modes. You really shouldn't have to be reading a
    > feature table to buy the OS.
    >
    > I noticed the win8 fragmentation is reduced a bit.
     
    Charlie Russel-MVP, Mar 11, 2013
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  7. Rusty

    miso Guest

    On 3/11/2013 11:07 AM, Charlie Russel-MVP wrote:
    > They've certainly reduced the number of editions overall. But most
    > people simply take what comes with their PC, which in the Win7 time
    > frame was almost always "Home Premium". Thus the 16 GB limitation. And
    > the cost to upgrade to Pro was more than most ever mother to do.
    > (Seriously, how many people actually NEED or can even USE >16 GB of RAM
    > right now, unless they are doing essentially server workloads such as
    > virtualization.)
    >


    Photo editors can use all the RAM you give them. [Well more or less.]
    They store the edits in RAM and your undo command is related to how much
    RAM you give them. Imagej (a java based image processor) also is a bit
    piggish.

    I don't know if video editing eats up ram the same way.

    But seriously, why bother putting the RAM limit there at all. Is it to
    encourage more users to run linux. In fact, MS has CPU limits. If the
    CPUs are physically different, you need "pro" to run two.

    I build my own systems, so I wasn't thinking about what OS is supplied.
    But for notebooks, I make sure to get the pro version.

    I could gripe about the cost of windows for home builder versus OEMs.
    The cost of windows for home built Atom systems is ridiculous. That is,
    it is a big chunk of the system. Unfortunately, what I needed to run did
    not work in wine. For large desktop computers, the extra cost the home
    builder pays over OEM is tolerable, though still a rip. Apple on the
    other hand keeps the price of the OS low, but makes you buy it often
    rather than supply service packs.

    All that said, win 7 pro is great. I'm not upgrading to 8, which looks
    annoying. I'd have to buy all the hacks to make it classic.
     
    miso, Mar 13, 2013
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  8. Rusty

    John Turco Guest

    On 3/11/2013 1:07 PM, Charlie Russel-MVP wrote:
    > They've certainly reduced the number of editions overall. But most
    > people simply take what comes with their PC, which in the Win7 time
    > frame was almost always "Home Premium". Thus the 16 GB limitation. And
    > the cost to upgrade to Pro was more than most ever mother to do.
    > (Seriously, how many people actually NEED or can even USE >16 GB of RAM
    > right now, unless they are doing essentially server workloads such as
    > virtualization.)



    Hmmm..."most ever mother to do"...now, >that's< a funny typo!

    John
     
    John Turco, Mar 14, 2013
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