Windows 8 pro sys. requirement

Posted on 2013-06-27
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right now I tried to buy a workstation that use Xeon E-2650, 8 core , 16 threads and 64GB of RAM,

can Windows 8 pro x 64 make use of all of these?

I will use photoshop CS4/5/6 and 3D studio max on it.
Question by:marrowyung
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Sure, that is no problem at all. Windows 7 Pro 64 bit can use up to 2 physical processors (a physical processor needs a dedicated socket on the mainboard), and up to 256 cores or virtual processors (hyperthreading or multi core processors, included on the same chip). The memory limit is 192GB.
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Lee W, MVP earned 1400 total points
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As rindi stated, Windows Pro clients support up to TWO SOCKETED processors - Cores are not really measured at this time.  So one or Two CPUs with as many cores as you can get today should be fully recognized.  As for RAM, reference http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa366778%28v=vs.85%29.aspx#physical_memory_limits_windows_8 but in general, Windows 8 Pro supports up to 512 GB of RAM.
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rindi earned 600 total points
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Somehow I was under the impression you asked this for Windows 7 pro, not 8 originally. I must still have been asleep when I answered this. The max RAM in that case of course is as leew suggested.

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no, I never mention Windows 7, I will buy a copy of Windows 8 as it is a total different concept I think worth to go.

I will use 64GB ECC RAM.

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