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Don't make fun of me.... question about max ram

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October 20, 2009 1:52:19 AM

Quick and simple here...

So if the maximum amount of ram that windows recognizes is 4 GB, then what is the point of having more? Some computers are sold with 8 and 10 and more... but if you are only going to use 4 GB at one time, what is the point of having the extra ram?

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October 20, 2009 2:37:20 AM

They are also sold with a 64-bit version of the OS which can address all memory (though it won't necessarily be used).
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October 20, 2009 4:53:49 AM

64 bit OS can address 2^64 addresses or 16 exabytes of RAM. Windows places a limit of 128 GB. With normal (and even abnormal use) you'd currently never need that much memory
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October 20, 2009 5:02:08 AM

so you mean to tell me that if i were to have 16 gb in my desktop it wouldn't be a waste! WOW! that's cool then... I just never could figure it out
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October 20, 2009 5:07:24 AM

i'm not sure you'd use 16 gb of RAM...
unless your doing intensive HD video editing... or something like that
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October 20, 2009 12:01:59 PM

JTBALLER said:
so you mean to tell me that if i were to have 16 gb in my desktop it wouldn't be a waste! WOW! that's cool then... I just never could figure it out
I rarely use more than 2 GB on mine. Let us know if you ever manage to use that much memory.
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