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Physical Hardware Limits of Windows

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Physical Hardware Limits of Windows

Physical Hardware Limits of Windows


 


It has come to our attention that some of our customers are unaware of the physical hardware limits of the Windows Operating Systems.  Use this guide for help.


 


Memory





































Version


Limit in 32-bit Windows


Limit in 64-bit Windows


Windows Vista/7 Ultimate


4 GB


128 GB


Windows Vista//7 Business


4 GB


128 GB


Windows Vista/7 Home Premium


4 GB


16 GB


Windows Vista/7 Home Basic


4 GB


8 GB


 


 


 


Windows XP Professional


4GB


128 GB


Windows XP Home


4GB


128 GB


*4GB limit is for all memory usage such as the following:    system memory, video memory, BIOS, etc.  Thus your total system memory possible is around 3GB or less.


 


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Processors





































Version

1 Socket2 Sockets
Windows Vista UltimateYesYes
Windows Vista BusinessYesYes
Windows Vista Home PremiumYesNo
Windows Vista Home BasicYesNo
   
Windows XP ProfessionalYesYes
Windows XP HomeYesNo

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Hard Drives (formatted using recommended NTFS)






























Version

Minimum Boot DriveMaximum Boot DriveMaximum Data Drive
Windows Vista 32-bit15 GB free space2 TB16 EB with GPT
Windows Vista 64-bit15 GB free space2 TB16 EB with GPT
Windows XP 32-bit5 GB free space2 TB2 TB
Windows XP 64-bit5 GB free space2 TB16 EB with GPT

*18 EX = 18 Exabytes = 20,752,587,082,923,245,568 bytes


*2 TB = 2 Terabytes = 2,147,483,648 bytes


*GPT = GUID Partition Table which is a non-bootable partition style for Windows XP/Vista


 


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Video Cards









































Version

2x SLI3x SLI4x SLI2x CFX3x CFX4x CFXMax Monitors
Windows 7YesYesYesYesYesYes10
Windows VistaYesYesYesYesYesYes10
Windows XPYesNoNoYesNoNo10

 


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MattSlagle2009-06-23 14:52:49

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    sweetlunacy
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    Re: Physical Hardware Limits of Windows 2016/06/05 23:17:01 (permalink)
    Hello sweetlunacy,
     
     
    CNET has a nice guide of great things to consider for Windows 10.
     
    http://www.cnet.com/how-to/windows-10-what-you-need-to-know/
     
    You will want to check the board manufacturer, for the motherboard in your system, to make sure there is Driver support for your system. 
     
     
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