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If i max my boards sys ram out (which is 16GB) and i have 2gb vid ram... will i then only have 14gb of usable sys ram and 2gb vid ram?
    
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I think as long as you have a 64 bit OS you can have 16GB system ram and 2GB of video ram.
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i think as long as you have a 64 bit os you can have 16gb system ram and 2gb of video ram.

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So long as you have a 64 bit OS, you will have 16 gb system RAM and 2 gigs video. They have no effect on each other.
A 32 bit OS will only show ~2 gigs of system RAM and 2 of video.

edit: well, looks like it was already answered. Thats what I get for having multiple windows open.
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haha i have the same problem :-p now if only i can figure out my vid card delema :-/
    
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Why the heck would you need 16gb of ram?
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post #7 of 12
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Why the heck would you need 16gb of ram?
Maybe he needs 12 different instances of Adobe Photoshop CS3 open at once, while browsing OCN? Who knows. Better too much than too little
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post #8 of 12
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haha no no it was more of a curious question than anythign else. I'm getting 8gb (4x2gb) mushkin sets.
    
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Why the heck would you need 16gb of ram?
He is trying to discover the secrets of the universe LOL

Just like everyone else has stated, memory is only really limited in a 32 bit OS. A 64 bit OS has a limit of 128 gb of total memory IIRC, which I doubt anyone will be able to max for many years to come.
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He is trying to discover the secrets of the universe LOL

Just like everyone else has stated, memory is only really limited in a 32 bit OS. A 64 bit OS has a limit of 128 gb of total memory IIRC, which I doubt anyone will be able to max for many years to come.
Isn't it just Vista that has a limit of 128gb. I head that in theory a 64 bit OS could support 16 exabytes (2^64), not that anyone has been able to test this.
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