How much memory does Windows 7 support?

Natalia Gredyushko
Natalia Gredyushko
January 14, 2013
How much memory does Windows 7 support?

An ordinary user of a personal computer, most likely, does not think about the question of what features his operating system has. However, it is important to know that Windows, starting with version "95", has its limitations work. So, the important question is how much memory does Windows 7 support? At the moment, it is this operating system that is especially popular with computer lovers. The main criterion that determines the capacity of memory is the capacity of the system. So, Windows 7 is the next after Windows Vista. Both systems are derived from the Windows NT family, and there are separate versions for phones, servers, and so on.

At the heart of Windows 7, two types of systems can be used, these are 32 and 64-bit. In the standard version, this is 32 bits, because the 64-bit one is usually set specifically for users who need it in the course of work. Determine the bit, you can also referring to the properties of the system, there it will be indicated, if it is 64-ka.By its capabilities, Windows 7 for the three years of its existence is already far ahead of its predecessor - Windows XP.

More specifically, for Windows 7, RAM is directly dependent on the bit depth. So, at 32-bit, the memory capacity is 4GB, and this is two times more than the initial version. True, in practice, no more than 3.5 GB are used, but this is extremely rare, usually 3 GB is enough. Therefore, if the computer is equipped with a 1GB bar, then adding 2 more, you can be sure that the system will be able to work at a high enough level. In cases where the RAM wants to put more, then this simply will not make sense, because the additional resources will still not be able to be used. When 64 bits are used, the possibilities are much wider. For basic versions, 8 GB of RAM is used - this is the minimum; for more advanced versions, it is possible to use 192 GB.