24 GB RAM motherboards - what OS?

TimTim Southwest PA Icrontian
edited January 2009 in Science & Tech
I was looking at X58 chipset motherboards on newegg today, and a lot of them said they had a maximum memory capacity of 24 GB.

I'm sure few people would need that much, but if they did, what operating system choices would they have?

XP 32 bit (or any 32 bit) can only read to 4 GB, and aren't Vista and XP 64 bit versions limited to 8 GB?

I don't know about Linux / Ubuntu.

Comments

  • RyderRyder Kalamazoo, Mi Icrontian
    edited December 2008
    A 64-bit OS technically has a limit of 2^64 power limit of addressable space.

    Windows 64-bit Vista has the following limits:

    Vista Basic: 8 GB
    Vista Home Premium: 16 GB
    Vista Business/Enterprise/Ultimate: 128+ GB
  • _k_k P-Town, Texas Icrontian
    edited December 2008
    xp-64 is 128GB
  • Your-Amish-DaddyYour-Amish-Daddy The heart of Texas
    edited December 2008
    Linux kernels in 64bit can read like..256GB?
  • DrLiamDrLiam British Columbia
    edited December 2008
    128GB. . . I don't see anyone using that in the next 10 years or more. Hell crystals will be out before you need that much!
  • Your-Amish-DaddyYour-Amish-Daddy The heart of Texas
    edited December 2008
    I want 512gb of memory! I want it! I want it! Tomorrow I'll invent 128bit memory controller!
  • RyderRyder Kalamazoo, Mi Icrontian
    edited December 2008
    Tomorrow I'll invent 128bit memory controller!
    Too late.. we have those.
  • Your-Amish-DaddyYour-Amish-Daddy The heart of Texas
    edited December 2008
    Then, why can't I have 512GB of memory?
  • RyderRyder Kalamazoo, Mi Icrontian
    edited December 2008
    Who said you couldn't? We are talking OS support here, you said 128bit memory controller which is hardware.
  • _k_k P-Town, Texas Icrontian
    edited December 2008
    64-bit will address 16 exabytes of RAM. Like ryder said its all OS.
  • KhaosKhaos New Hampshire
    edited December 2008
    MOREXABITES.
    128GB. . . I don't see anyone using that in the next 10 years or more. Hell crystals will be out before you need that much!
    lol
  • edited December 2008
    Khaos wrote:
    MOREXABITES.


    lol

    I approve of this quoting! I'm betting people start reaching the point where they have 4x2 video cards with 12-24GB of memory each and systems with many times the memory we have now by 2020. Though, I'm willing to believe we have a completely different architecture in how computers work by 2020. We'll have SSDs as fast as our DDR3 :)

    070923_4.jpg

    Keep in mind, those little SD cards can hold upto 32GB now.
  • edited January 2009
    I have users that would jump at having 512GB of memory to access..
  • Your-Amish-DaddyYour-Amish-Daddy The heart of Texas
    edited January 2009
    I'd jump at it...
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian

    @MachineDog said:
    I approve of this quoting! I'm betting people start reaching the point where they have 4x2 video cards with 12-24GB of memory each and systems with many times the memory we have now by 2020. Though, I'm willing to believe we have a completely different architecture in how computers work by 2020. We'll have SSDs as fast as our DDR3 :)

    NOT BAD AT ALL, ACTUALLY

    BuddyJ
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