Anyway to use more than 8gb RAM? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I know the OS is hardcoded to 8gb, but is it possible to use a RAM drive to soak up another 8gb?  That would be useful as a scratch drive for transcoding and such.
    Thursday, May 10, 2012 11:32 AM


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  • Not that I am aware of as a RAM drive will only work on RAM recognised by the OS. How about using a small capacity SSD?

    Phil P.S. If you find my comment helpful or if it answers your question, please mark it as such.

    Thursday, May 10, 2012 6:25 PM
  • Check out this site. He was able to unlock the ram issue on Vista 32bit  Dont have a server with more than 8gb right now so i cant test.


    Report back if your successful or not.

    Also it talks about unlocking core restriction.

    Thursday, May 10, 2012 7:18 PM
  • Hi,

    I don’t think so. Please also refer to the following thread:

    WHS 2011 Max Cores? 


    If you want to use more than 8GB RAM, please consider to use other editions of Windows Server.


    Arthur Li

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Ken Warren Saturday, May 12, 2012 12:47 AM
    Friday, May 11, 2012 6:25 AM
  • Thank you, I was afraid of that.
    Friday, May 11, 2012 10:40 AM