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Windows 7: which os to use

07 Jan 2016   #11
carputer93

windows 7
 
 

acer aspire r1600 is what I have. I Googled it before that's why I recently upgraded it to 4gb of ram . just was wondering if a better OS would make it run better .


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07 Jan 2016   #12
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

A better OS ?

Ultimate is no better then Pro.

To make it run better. You could do 3 things. Don`t count #3 if it`s a laptop.

Max out the memory
Install windows on a ssd
Upgrade the cpu


It`s slow because you have a 1.6 GHz cpu, and your hard drive only spins at 5400 RPM
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07 Jan 2016   #13
carputer93

windows 7
 
 

ok thanks
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07 Jan 2016   #14
joedaman633

Windows 10 x64
 
 

Open the start menu, right click "Computer", and click "Properties"

Can you screenshot the window that pops up, or more specifically, the section which says "Installed memory (RAM): "

If your graphics chip is "borrowing" 1GB of RAM then it's not worth upgrading to 64 bit, if your graphics chip is only borrowing something like 256MB of RAM then you'll see perhaps a marginal benefit in upgrading to 64 bit.

Either way though, if the machine only came with 1GB of RAM, I can't imagine the spec of the rest of the machine would see much benefit in utilising an extra (at best) 512MB RAM.

EDIT: Just saw the last few responses and would have to agree with "AddRAM" (I love the name by the way).
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07 Jan 2016   #15
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Thank You
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