I built a system with 24GB RAM and installed WIN 7 64bit Home Premium AND then found out it only supports 16gb RAM. I get occasional BSODs and wonder if the RAM issue is related to the BSOD problem.

I built a system with 24GB RAM and installed WIN 7 64bit Home Premium AND then found out Home Premium only supports 16gb RAM.  I get occasional BSODs and wonder if the RAM issue is related to the BSOD problem.  Since I have a 3 memory channel motherboard, There is no way to max out the RAM to 16MB.  I think I can go to 15 though (3ea 4gb + 3 ea 1mb)

 

Yhanks for your help.

 

On Wed, 19 Sep 2012 20:26:39 +0000, GaryLYS wrote:

I built a system with 24GB RAM and installed WIN 7 64bit Home Premium AND then found out Home Premium only supports 16gb RAM.  I get occasional BSODs and wonder if the RAM issue is related to the BSOD problem. 

No. The RAM above 16GB is just ignored.

What applications do you run that you could make effective use of
24GB? Even 16GB is way more than almost anyone can use.

Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP

Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP since October 2003

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In addition, mixing different RAM quantities or models (even different revision numbers) can cause instability or BSOD's. Even when it does not cause instability you will get reduced performance if the quantity or latency are mis-matched.

With triple channel RAM a kit of three matched sticks will give the best performance, and 12GB is plenty.
For the most part the only people who need large quantities of RAM are people who use various photo, video or 3D modeling software in a professional capacity.

As an example of RAM use - My Win7 64bit idles using around 1.35GB RAM with a few background apps running, but if I open 20 browser tabs and run my most RAM intensive game I still only use 49% of my 8GB RAM.


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On Wed, 19 Sep 2012 20:26:39 +0000, GaryLYS wrote:

I built a system with 24GB RAM and installed WIN 7 64bit Home Premium AND then found out Home Premium only supports 16gb RAM.  I get occasional BSODs and wonder if the RAM issue is related to the BSOD problem. 

No. The RAM above 16GB is just ignored.

What applications do you run that you could make effective use of
24GB? Even 16GB is way more than almost anyone can use.

Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP


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Then you might want to upload the dmp files (Windows\Minidump) to a file sharing site, making it public, then post the link back here for someone to look at it

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