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August 26, 2013 7:00:33 PM

I plan on eventually having 32 gb ram which windows 7 should i get
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August 26, 2013 7:08:20 PM

any version thats 64bit will handle that amount of ram space. personally i recommend pro/enterprise it offers most of the features of ultimate and what it doesnt have you dont need unless your a business.
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August 26, 2013 7:18:07 PM

HEXiT said:
any version thats 64bit will handle that amount of ram space. personally i recommend pro/premium it offers most of the features of ultimate and what it doesnt have you dont need unless your a business.


Win 7 Home Premium is limited to 16GB. Home Basic is limited to 8GB.
Pro, Enterprise, and Ultimate can use 192GB.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop...
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August 26, 2013 7:27:29 PM

lol my bad i got premium and enterpise mixed up... corrected...
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August 27, 2013 12:24:35 AM

Definitely good answers here - however please keep in mind that not all motherboards support 32 Gigs of RAM. Check your motherboard specifications as well, otherwise you may have a very suitable Windows version installed, and still be scratching your head wondering why the RAM "isn't showing up"!
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August 27, 2013 4:47:58 AM

the only time that issue should arrise assuming the board allows 32 gig to be used. is if he tries using ram thats faster that what the cpu handles nativley you will run into issues.
for instance the i5 sandys mmu can handle 1600 mhz natively so if you run the ram faster than that it will limit the ram to 1 stick per channel. resulting in half your ram disappearing.
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August 27, 2013 8:24:28 AM

I am getting the phenom II x6 and the mobo is an asus crosshair v formula
am i already good?
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August 27, 2013 11:06:14 AM

for that size system 32gig is overkill. if your just playing games then 8 gig is more than enough 16 if your doing a bit of video editing.
the board will handle 4x8 gig up to 2133 ram but really you wount see much of a perfomance increase 1s you get up to 1600

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August 27, 2013 4:19:17 PM

Does the phenom II x6 and/or the asus crosshair v formula come with windows 7 64 bit
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August 27, 2013 4:21:59 PM

Davidwnuk said:
Does the phenom II x6 and/or the asus crosshair v formula come with windows 7 64 bit


Only if you find it in a bundle somewhere.
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August 27, 2013 4:55:12 PM

ok thank you
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