How Much Physical Memory Can Windows Actually Use (or See)?

A memory upgrade is one of the best computer upgrades you can make; however, it is important to know that Windows, depending whether your system is 32 bit or 64 bit, does have a limit. In other words Windows can only see a specific amount of memory depending on the architecture of your system and the operating system version you are are running..

To put this into perspective, see below a comparison between 32 bit vs. 64 bit of Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Physical Memory Limits: Windows 8

Physical Memory Limits: Windows 7

This is important to know when you are upgrading RAM in your computer. To learn more about the memory limits for the various versions of Windows, visit Memory Limits for Windows ReleasesIf you are interested in a potential upgrade and cost estimate for your computer [CLICK HERE]


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