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How much Ram for Seven 64b?


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Hello you all!

 

I've no experience with Seven (used 95, 98, Me, 2k, Xp) but consider installing the 64b variant on a friend's computer having Xp up to now who uses only a web browser.

 

The machine has 1GB Ram, which MS says is the minimum for Seven - but usually this minimum doesn't suffice to my taste. I'd add some capacity if installing Seven.

 

So: at what Ram size does Seven 64b run at full speed?

 

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Well, what are your software requirements? I doubt you are going to just install Windows 7 and nothing else. Basically if you are using 64bit, your minimum RAM level is 4GB.
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64Bit is only useful when you use 4GB or more RAM. With only 1GB RAM, stay at the 32Bit version.


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Friend's computer sitting next to be. Win7 Ultimate with 1gb RAM and runs just fine ATM. :yes: Plans on using a plotter with it for making spray paint templates (auto, cycle, etc), which means they will probably need to get a graphics editor, so I suggested going another 1gb (takes max 4gb).

 

Also, is the MoBo/CPU a 64-bit? If not, that Win7x64 is a no-go anyway. "Uses only web browser" kind of makes it pointless to go overboard, doesn't it? Stay with the existing hardware and go 32-bit. ;)  A 3d party Real-Time Antivirus (in lieu of Windows Defender) will eat more RAM so, that's your choice but still 1.5->2gb should suffice. Also, heed the above comments.

 

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