8GB RAM with Boot Camp Windows 7 (32bit)?

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  1. Chase R macrumors 65816

    Chase R

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    I've read a report or two or users having problems booting into their Windows partition after installing 8GB of memory (I know Windows won't recognize all 8GB).

    Does anyone have any first hand experience with this, and possibly some fixes?

    I'll be installing 8GB in mine next week, and I'd like it to go as smoothly as possible!
     
  2. blackburn macrumors 6502a

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    I've had no problems with 32bits and 8gigs of ram. Tested with xp and 7.
     
  3. Chase R thread starter macrumors 65816

    Chase R

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    Good to hear. Can't wait to finally have more than 4GB.

    One more question: How much RAM did Windows recognize?
     
  4. blackburn macrumors 6502a

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    I don't really remember but it should recognize from 3 to 3,5 gigs of ram. 64 bits is the way to go since microsoft limited the max ram on 32 bits versions of windows. I think there's an patch but that's risky.
     

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