Solved why system cant use 32gb?

February 21, 2016 at 08:00:37
Specs: Windows 7
I´ve got installed 32gb of ram, but the system tells me that just 16gb are usable. Can i somehow change this in bios? Im running American Megatrends 1104

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February 21, 2016 at 09:48:57
Windows 7 Home Premium is limited to 16 GB RAM. Your hardware may support more but that limit stands. The only way you can use 32 GB RAM is to upgrade the OS to Windows 7 Pro or Windows 8 or 10.

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-ca/library/windows/desktop/aa366778%28v=vs.85%29.aspx#physical_memory_limits_windows_7

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#1
February 21, 2016 at 08:08:06
"Im running American Megatrends 1104"

Not helpful. We need to know the make/model of your motherboard or make/model of your system (Acer, Dell, HP, etc). It's very possible that 16GB is the limit. Did you check before upgrading?


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#2
February 21, 2016 at 08:24:48
Im using Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO which should be limited to 32gb

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#3
February 21, 2016 at 08:54:58
What version windows you running. Home premium?

::mike


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#4
February 21, 2016 at 08:55:25
Are they installed as 4x8GB?

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#5
February 21, 2016 at 09:12:38
Im running w7 home premium 64 bit.
They´re installed as 4x8gb.

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#6
February 21, 2016 at 09:48:57
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Windows 7 Home Premium is limited to 16 GB RAM. Your hardware may support more but that limit stands. The only way you can use 32 GB RAM is to upgrade the OS to Windows 7 Pro or Windows 8 or 10.

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-ca/library/windows/desktop/aa366778%28v=vs.85%29.aspx#physical_memory_limits_windows_7

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#7
February 21, 2016 at 10:10:26
Guess i wont avoid updating to the w10 then

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