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

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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  1. They are also sold with a 64-bit version of the OS which can address all memory (though it won't necessarily be used).
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. i'm not sure you'd use 16 gb of RAM...
    unless your doing intensive HD video editing... or something like that
  5. 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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