So one of my friends told me he has a $2500 computer that has 1TB hard drive space and 36GB or RAM!!! Is it possible to have 36GB's of ram on a computer? And what is the highest amount of ram a computer can have?
Answer by FilipinoPower · Jan 01, 2011 at 02:01 AM
There are multiple factors that go into how much RAM a computer can suport. The two main things that can throttle the amount of RAM a computer can support, is the motherboard and the OS. 64-bit operating systems can support up to a theoretical 9 terabytes of RAM and the amount of RAM a motherboard can support depends on the manufacturer.
Answer by DazOwen · Jan 01, 2011 at 08:32 AM
Yes this is possible to have that and more. A company in America named Maingear custom build some super performance PC's and they offer up to 98GB of RAM! They also overclock their CPU's to insane speeds of around the 4GHz mark.
Answer by Duodave · Feb 02, 2011 at 04:20 AM
Absolutely not. You would never find an HP desktop straight from the manufacturer in this configuration. It would require an extremely customized motherboard, and HP's selection of motherboards isn't terribly varied.
If your friend turned on virtual memory, it would be possible for the computer to simulate 36 GB of ram, but the only real reason to have 36 GB of actual ram would be some sort of virtualization and cpu sharing, I suppose.
Theres really no real reason for a modern computer to have that much ram. If I had the money to spend on such a powerhouse, I would rather buy several computers to dedicate to individual purpose, rather than a 36GB monster just because I could.
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