Closed Solved

Patch for RAM upgrade

I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Can I upgrade to 8GBs, or is 4GBs the maximum. I was told I could go to 8GBs with some sort of patch.
8 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about patch upgrade
  1. The ram upgrade is a question about your mother board. Windows 7 64 bit ram limits
    * Starter: 2GB
    * Home Basic: 8GB
    * Home Premium: 16GB
    * Professional: 192GB
    * Enterprise: 192GB
    * Ultimate: 192GB
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa366778%28v=vs.85%29.aspx
  2. rolli59 said:
    The ram upgrade is a question about your mother board. Windows 7 64 bit ram limits
    * Starter: 2GB
    * Home Basic: 8GB
    * Home Premium: 16GB
    * Professional: 192GB
    * Enterprise: 192GB
    * Ultimate: 192GB
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa366778%28v=vs.85%29.aspx

    I contacted microsoft and H/P, they both told me 4GBs was the max for Home Premium, they said it has something to do with licensing. I would love to go to 16GBs, but I imagine I would need a different motherboard.
  3. Well I got the information from Microsoft's web page! They actually gave you the limit for a 32bit OS.
    HP might have a limit on their motherboard. I believe that the Microsoft web page is correct and there are multiple users out there that are using more than 4GB of ram.
    Can you post the model number for your computer?
  4. rolli59 said:
    Well I got the information from Microsoft's web page! They actually gave you the limit for a 32bit OS.
    HP might have a limit on their motherboard. I believe that the Microsoft web page is correct and there are multiple users out there that are using more than 4GB of ram.
    Can you post the model number for your computer?

    It is an H/P Compaq Presario CQ5500F w/ Windows Home Premium 64 bit.
  5. Best answer
    According to this your motherboard only supports 4GB http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01701270&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=4209954#N145
    I could not find a BIOS update that would change that.
  6. rolli59 said:
    According to this your motherboard only supports 4GB http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01701270&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=4209954#N145
    I could not find a BIOS update that would change that.

    Thanks for all the information. This is the best site I have come across to get advice.
  7. Best answer selected by sheriff12.
  8. This topic has been closed by Maziar
Ask a new question

Read More

Corsair Windows 7 RAM Memory