Wednesday, February 29, 2012 5:42 PMWhata are Windows 8 "Preview" RAM max limits (32bit vs 64bit)?
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 6:17 PMModerator
Should be same as Windows 7.
In 32bit system memory limitation is 4GB.
For Windows 8 Consumer Preview 64bit, we are not sure that whether it is as same as Windows 7 Home Premuim or Windows 7 Professional\Ultimate.
I have found a thread from another forum, one of the users has paste his System Information there. The report indicates that in Windows 8 Developer Preview the system version is Windows 8 Ultimate and the total memory is 22.53GB which is more than 19 GB. Therefore I assume that the memory limitation of Windows 8 Developer Preview 64bit is 192GB as the limitation of Windows 7 Professional\Ultimate.
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Wednesday, February 29, 2012 6:20 PMAnswerer
The Windows 7 Limits also apply to Windows 8:
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- Marked As Answer by Ronnie VernonMVP, Moderator Saturday, March 10, 2012 12:56 AM
Thursday, March 01, 2012 2:46 AMModerator
Saturday, March 03, 2012 2:45 AM
I was hoping Windows 8 would allow for 18EB of RAM
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Friday, March 09, 2012 4:14 PM
I can just imagine the size of THAT motherboard. heh
Sunday, March 11, 2012 7:52 AM
The limits for the consumer preview are 512 GB (x64 client) and 4 GB (x86).
- Proposed As Answer by Andre.ZieglerMicrosoft Community Contributor, Editor Sunday, March 11, 2012 6:55 PM
Saturday, December 15, 2012 7:28 AM
This answers marked as correct are no longer correct. There were changes in the limits between Windows 7 and Windows 8. A chart for the limits with Windows 8 and Server 2012 can be found here: http://msmvps.com/blogs/jeffloucks/archive/2012/12/12/windows-8-and-server-2012-memory-limits.aspx
For those searching the internet for answers in the present, I ask that the answers here be changed and that this answer be marked as correct.
- Proposed As Answer by Jeffrey LoucksMVP Saturday, December 15, 2012 7:28 AM