jfitzpatrick — 2013-11-26T16:00:24-05:00 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/175443/what-is-the-maximum-amount-of-ram-you-could-theoretically-put-in-a-64-bit-computer/
Most people upgrade from 32-bit computing to 64-bit computing to blow through the 4GB RAM limit, but how far can you blow through that limit once you’ve entered into the realm of 64-bit computers?
nsdcars5 — 2013-11-27T05:19:37-05:00 — #2
Windows 8 Enterprise x64 can handle a maximum of 512 GB RAM. That's a hell lot of sticks.
Hey, could we improve RAM density by using laptop RAM sticks? They're about 3x1x0.2 inch or something, right?
wilsontp — 2013-11-27T10:41:51-05:00 — #3
In theory, you can pack as much RAM on a DIMM as on a SODIMM.... the density is more a factor of the actual chips than the board they're soldered to. Since a full-size DIMM is about 4 times longer than a SODIMM, the peak capacity for a regular DIMM should be larger. It may mean a new socket standard to keep up with the necessary number of address lines, but as far as just physical capacity goes, desktop DIMM's simply have more room to solder stuff to.
So as to capacity: Recently, I've seen server chassis with 16 RAM slots in them. That's enough to max out that 512GB cap...
jaybee — 2013-11-27T17:32:19-05:00 — #4
I'm pretty sure that Wilsontp meant to say 512GB rather than 512MB. Even the computers we give away for free have more than 512MB these days . . .
wilsontp — 2013-11-27T19:12:37-05:00 — #5
LOL... no, I was just stuck in 2003, instead of 2013. Back then, half a gig of RAM was a BFD.
bluefox — 2013-11-28T13:42:17-05:00 — #6
graphene will make 64 bit computing member capabilities infinity.
THE PATH TO INFINITY COMPUTING MEMORY IN MAGNETIC
CHAMBERS WHERE CUBES OF MEMORY WILL BE INSTALLED AS TO THE NEEDS OF THE COMPUTER USER.
MATRIX QUATUM COMPUTING OFFERS ONE SOLUTION TO MEMORY AND UNLIMITED COMPUTING, JUST IMAGE THE GAME POSSIBILITIES. BY ADOPTING THIS METHOD 64BIT COMPUTING THEORETICAL BECOMES UNLIMITED. THE PRESENT MEMORY CONFIGURATION HAS THE LIMITATIONS AS ALREADY DISCUSSED.
WHEN CONVERTED TO MAGNETIC CHAMBER CONFIGURATION THE ONLY LIMITATION BECOMES SPACE. ATTACHABLE PLATFORMS, STACKABLE. THE DISCOVER OF GRAPHENE MAKES THIS POSSIBLE. YOU WILL NO LONGER BE DEALING WITH SPACE CONSTRAINTS, THUS 64BIT COMPUTING BECOMES UNLIMITED.
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randumfaktor — 2013-11-29T16:58:13-05:00 — #7
Here is a link to a motherboard which claims to support up to 1TB of RAM; 16 slots filled with 32GB DDR3 boards: http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/xeon/c600/x9drh-itf.cfm
I do not work for Supermicro, nor do I own this motherboard.
nsdcars5 — 2013-11-30T01:15:39-05:00 — #8
A server board. 1 TB RAM. I think you need Linux for that.
jfitzpatrick — 2013-12-06T16:41:02-05:00 — #9
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