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comment Rationale for maximum memory size
Is it perhaps because this form of memory is fundamentally 32bit, despite my running a 64bit operating system on it... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/32-bit
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comment Rationale for maximum memory size
Still curious what the reasons are. Market segmentation would certainly explain why hardware manufacturers aren't making great efforts to eliminate those obstacles.
Jan
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comment Rationale for maximum memory size
You could be right that the technical limitation is somehow in the chipset. I'm still puzzled what the limitation is. Why would the chipset limit the size of ram to only double what it came with, whilst it doesn't limit the size of my hard drive similarly. On the one hand exactly the same hardware framework (basically wires attached to my hard drive) can be used to attach a 100Gb or a 1Tb or a 2Tb drive, whilst on the other hand something in the hardware framework (the wires attached to memory) seems to put an upper limit of 4Gb. I'm still curious what that limitation actually is.
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