Maximum Memory Supported

Hewlett-packard / A1130N
May 13, 2009 at 02:44:22
Specs: Windows XP
Hi all, Im about to buy a new PC with windows vista home premium 64 bit, and I read that the max memory supported for this OS is 16GB, if this is true then why are the specs of the computer Im looking at telling me that the max memory supported is 4 GB, something to do with the motherboard it has?

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May 13, 2009 at 03:08:02
In a word..........yes........64 bit Vista can , in theory , handle

up to 128 Gig of ram but the memory manager on the Mobo

is the limiting factor .

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May 13, 2009 at 09:41:50
My HP desktop supports up to 8 gigs when running a 64 bit OS and between 3 and 4 gigs with a 32 bit OS.

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May 13, 2009 at 15:21:53
That would be unlikely but possible to have a 4G limit on a x64 system. I'd be sure to check it. As above the computer maker determines the maximum. Normally 32 bit is 4G.

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