Windows7, 32 bit... won't recognize my 8GB ram

Hello, Running Biostar TA79GX 128Mb, 8GB ram...in 4 sets of 2DIMM

Running 32 bit... windows 7... only recognizes the 3.5 GB...

Do I have to change to 64 bit system for it to id the 8GB ram?

system won't currently handle my Pinnacle Ultimate Studio program with out physical memory dump (blue screen)
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  1. Yes, Windows 7-32 bit limit is 4 GB

    Windows 7-64 bit varies; the upper RAM limits for the different editions of Windows 7:

    Starter : 2GB
    Home Basic : 8GB
    Home Premium : 16GB
    Professionall: 192GB
    Enterprise : 192GB
    Ultimate : 192GB
  2. ^ +1
  3. JackNaylorPE said:
    Yes, Windows 7-32 bit limit is 4 GB

    Windows 7-64 bit varies; the upper RAM limits for the different editions of Windows 7:

    Starter : 2GB
    Home Basic : 8GB
    Home Premium : 16GB
    Professionall: 192GB
    Enterprise : 192GB
    Ultimate : 192GB



    Thank you... I'm running in Ultimate, but my Bio board it limited to 16gb... Does or will windows 7 still run those currently loaded programs in 32 bit when I change to 64.... or do I loose them?
  4. Just wondering when we would ever see a 48 Gb memory stick, 192 Gb is a bit odd.
    You would think in the order of things the limmit would be 256Gb.
  5. Quote:
    Thank you... I'm running in Ultimate, but my Bio board it limited to 16gb... Does or will windows 7 still run those currently loaded programs in 32 bit when I change to 64.... or do I loose them?


    Your 32 bit programs will run fine. The only thing to consider is to have 64 bit drivers. That's all.
  6. It not going too go 64 bit.
  7. 32 to 64 is a complete reinstall, so you will loose your programs, but they should work once reinstalled. I've not found anything yet where 64bit is the reason that programs aren't working.
  8. 13thmonkey said:
    32 to 64 is a complete reinstall, so you will loose your programs, but they should work once reinstalled. I've not found anything yet where 64bit is the reason that programs aren't working.



    Thank you... Those are the answers I was looking for... Bill
  9. hefox said:
    Your 32 bit programs will run fine. The only thing to consider is to have 64 bit drivers. That's all.



    Thank you... That's the info I needed for me to decide which way to go.... Bill
  10. Dont forget the 16 bit installer issue. 32 bit programs will work, BUT some 32 bit programs use 16 bit installers and therefore wont install because 16 bit programs dont work on 64 bit windows. Its not a huge deal, but its worth noting. I have a handfull of programs the early 2000's that use 16 bit installers. But you could always dual boot if needed.
  11. Thank you... I do have a couple of older programs that still serve a purpose now and then... I will keep this inmind. Thanks for the note.
  12. You can always use XP Mode for your older programs ( not games).
  13. Is that means there will be no difference to install 2G or 4G RAM on starter?
    JackNaylorPE said:
    Yes, Windows 7-32 bit limit is 4 GB

    Windows 7-64 bit varies; the upper RAM limits for the different editions of Windows 7:

    Starter : 2GB
    Home Basic : 8GB
    Home Premium : 16GB
    Professionall: 192GB
    Enterprise : 192GB
    Ultimate : 192GB
  14. Download this.. http://mediafire.com/?s1ecba2cyfrrbmu

    see video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcDs4UvmfuE

    Anonymous said:
    Hello, Running Biostar TA79GX 128Mb, 8GB ram...in 4 sets of 2DIMM

    Running 32 bit... windows 7... only recognizes the 3.5 GB...

    Do I have to change to 64 bit system for it to id the 8GB ram?

    system won't currently handle my Pinnacle Ultimate Studio program with out physical memory dump (blue screen)
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