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    How Much RAM Can my System Support?

    I am running Win 8.1 with 16 GB of RAM. How can I determine how much RAM my system can support? Should I add more if I can?

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    If you run the System Scanner from www.crucial.com it should tell you the maximum supported memory for your PC.

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    You have to find out how much the motherboard will support. Which SKU of Windows is installed? Whether you should add more depends on what type of work you do on the machine.

    From Memory Limits for Windows and Windows Server Releases:

    Physical Memory Limits: Windows 8

    The following table specifies the limits on physical memory for Windows 8.


    Version Limit on X86 Limit on X64

    Windows 8 Enterprise 4 GB 512 GB

    Windows 8 Professional 4 GB 512 GB

    Windows 8 4 GB 128 GB

    NOTE: your motherboard may support less than the maximum Windows allows.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Browni View Post
    If you run the System Scanner from www.crucial.com it should tell you the maximum supported memory for your PC.
    Plus 1 for crucial. If you can identify your system (Dell, Optiplex, Dell OptiPlex 755 Series for instance) or if you built it yourself and can identify the motherboard, crucial will tell you the maximum amount of ram youir system can support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prescott View Post
    Plus 1 for crucial. If you can identify your system (Dell, Optiplex, Dell OptiPlex 755 Series for instance) or if you built it yourself and can identify the motherboard, crucial will tell you the maximum amount of ram youir system can support.
    The Crucial System Scanner will identify the system.

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