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Windows 7: very big windows 7 question

21 Oct 2009   #11

7600.20510 x86

My downstairs Win 7 P4 pc only has 768 MB RDRAM and I do all sorts of stuff on it like audio editing and encoding, ripping vidz etc... Stuff you always hear that you need 8 million GB of memory for lol. Yes high amounts of memory helps but is nowhere near the necessity it is made out to be.

Further, about the machine in my specs. I recently went from 1 GB to 2 GB DDR performance memory and noticed no difference whatsoever in system responsiveness or speed. It was great to begin with. I play many games on it, do heavy audio video encoding and editing, have many background apps and servers running. 1 GB was definitely sufficient before but I do like having 2 GB now.

Moral of the story: Memory amount is not as important as it is claimed to be. Going from 768 MB to 1 GB or from 512 to 768 or 1 GB would be a significant jump. The downstairs pc I mentioned had 512 and was sluggish. I upped it to 768 (RDRAM ugh) and it is so much faster in doing everyday things like even browsing Windows Explorer. Anything over 1 GB (for x86) is making your PC extra nice from that point on.

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21 Oct 2009   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Basicaly most of the recomended specs for Win7 is there to get your PC ready for anything that you would add on later or if you do decide to run more software that requires more computing power.

Your mom is like mine too she basically just does email and a few simple online games that don't require too much graphics and yahoo messenger. She also found the Win7 environment nice to look at. As for me i'm upgrading her to Win7 for the homegroup feature so it would be easy to pass documents and data around from our computers.
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