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Windows 7: x64 on a computer with 2 GB ram?

07 Nov 2009   #11
Mags101

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I forgot to mention that if you (or anyone) is planning on installing Windows7 64bit on a system w/ only 2gb of memory that it is okay to do so BUT in order to get the full benefits make sure that the 2gb is only temporary! Make it a point to upgrade to 4-6gb of memory (6gb max). The difference is like comparing a 6 cylinder to a supercharged V8. Enjoy!!


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07 Nov 2009   #12
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Im running win7 x64 on 2gb. It works better than 32bit. Im thinking to upgrade to 4gb RAM.
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10 Jan 2010   #13
AvatarOfTheShip

Windows 7 Ult x64
 
 

The only program that I've really seen a massive speed increase of the 64-bit over the 32-bit version so far is WinRar - the old version was very slow to open, the x64 version opens instantly. Other apps are snappier, but not as dramatically so. But 64-bit is definitely the way the wind is blowing, and there's never been a better time to buy a bucketload of memory. Sounds like a song, doesn't it? I'll have a bucketful of memories please - oh, and Cry Me A River, would you - and be quick about it!
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11 Jan 2010   #14
Lucky098

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sergiogarcia9 View Post
Hi Guys...

I just wanna know if x64 could run faster than 32-bit on my computer? My computer has: Intel Dual Core 1.6 ghz, 2 GB ram, 356 mb graphic, and 160 GB harddrive.

Thanks on advance.

- Sergio
32bits only max to 3.5GB 64bits can go up to bigger as 16GB or more People already moved to 64bits from 32bits also MS already stop using 32bits in the future as its last one with W7 as Windows 8 will be 64 and 128bits only
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11 Jan 2010   #15
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Im running win7 x64 on 2gb. It works better than 32bit. Im thinking to upgrade to 4gb RAM.
Hmmm...I find it interesting that some people feel that it's an improvement while others (myself), haven't been able to prove any benefit between the two. I recently changed my work laptop over to Windows 7 and my laptop has 4GB of RAM. I know for a fact that our VPN doesn't work on 64-bit...so I would have had to use a 32-bit VM to VPN into the network. My testing showed no discernable performance change between 32bit and 64bit on this machine...so I just went with 32bit to make the VPN work without the hassle of having a VM just to support it. I lose the ability to address about 500MB of RAM...but 3.5GB is fine for my laptop needs.
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12 Jan 2010   #16
Mags101

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

It's nice 2 go with 64 bit right now for the sake of "Future-Proofing Our PC's." There aren't 2 many programs right now that display a significant difference with their 64bit software but just by us knowing what is on the horizon ahead is worth it alone. Although, I have noticed a very nice difference with 2 64 bit softwares: winrar 64bit & itunes 64bit. These 2 FLY on My PC & if this represents the future of 64 bit software than COUNT ME IN!!!
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12 Jan 2010   #17
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mags101 View Post
It's nice 2 go with 64 bit right now for the sake of "Future-Proofing Our PC's."
I really hate the term "future proofing". In the computer world, it simply doesn't make any sense. For example, let's say that it takes 4 years before 64-bit to really become a necessity or a mainstay. I'm pretty sure that most of us won't be using the same PC that we are today, and if Microsoft is still on track we won't still be using Windows 7 either, but it's successor.

I remember years ago when people were upgrading and "future proofing" their Pentium 4's to have hyperthreading or going with the p4 extreme edition. 5 years down the road, regardless of which you chose, you are getting your doors blown off by the Core 2 Duo. So, spending all that extra to ensure that you were "future proofed", has still left you with a dinosaur of a computer that you likely don't want to still be using.
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12 Jan 2010   #18
madtownidiot

 

I recently installed windows 7 professional x64 on a system with only 1GB of ram just to see if it would work. It's a little slow, but still faster than it was with vista, so 2gb should be adequate
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13 Jan 2010   #19
Mags101

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mags101 View Post
It's nice 2 go with 64 bit right now for the sake of "Future-Proofing Our PC's."
I really hate the term "future proofing". In the computer world, it simply doesn't make any sense. For example, let's say that it takes 4 years before 64-bit to really become a necessity or a mainstay. I'm pretty sure that most of us won't be using the same PC that we are today, and if Microsoft is still on track we won't still be using Windows 7 either, but it's successor.

I remember years ago when people were upgrading and "future proofing" their Pentium 4's to have hyperthreading or going with the p4 extreme edition. 5 years down the road, regardless of which you chose, you are getting your doors blown off by the Core 2 Duo. So, spending all that extra to ensure that you were "future proofed", has still left you with a dinosaur of a computer that you likely don't want to still be using.
I'm very sure that it is not going to take 4+ years for individuals to start seeing their own personal reasons as to why they should upgrade to 64 bit. I would suppose that with what you use your PC for there's no reason for you to upgrade... but, as I had mentioned in my previous post: iTunes in 64 bit for windows 7 was more than enough of a reason for me to go the 64 route! Is there a major difference between iTunes 64 vs. iTunes 32? HECK YEAH!! (But we'll discuss that in another forum).

With the demand for 64 bit software I am sure that just over the course of 2010 we will see more & more of them available.

In conclusion, "Future-Proofing" in Today's Terms I feel would be translated as "Having your PC up to speed with what's to come over the next 1-2 years.
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09 Mar 2010   #20
skylarkcob

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Im running win7 x64 on 2gb. It works better than 32bit. Im thinking to upgrade to 4gb RAM.
I'm too. My computer has 2GB RAM, CPU core 2 duo E7400 2.8GHz. Windows 7 x64 works better than x86
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