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Windows 7: Recommended Ram

10 Oct 2009   #1

Win7 RTM
 
 
Recommended Ram

Hi I am new too this forum very nice site and hope I'm posting this in the right spot I my self am running win 7 RTM Final and have 2gig's ddr MHz ram should i invest in getting 2 more gigs is it worth it ? Also would it be worth while to get a sata hdd ? this Windows 7 works great after vista refused too run on my current system

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10 Oct 2009   #2

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes invest in another 2GB of ram and make it a total of 4. As for the HD, Sata is really not all that much faster than IDE but if you can go for the new technology in hard drives now called SSD's (Solid State Drive). Immensely faster than any SATA hard drive today!
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10 Oct 2009   #3

Win7 RTM, XP Pro, Arch Linux, Puppy (Quad boot)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Archangel83 View Post
Hi I am new too this forum very nice site and hope I'm posting this in the right spot I my self am running win 7 RTM Final and have 2gig's ddr MHz ram should i invest in getting 2 more gigs is it worth it ? Also would it be worth while to get a sata hdd ? this Windows 7 works great after vista refused too run on my current system
Nope, it won't be worth the extra cash. You're running a P4 system, so 2 gigs of RAM should be more than enough, even for games and other heavy applications. Plus, DDR1 400 is getting quite expensive these days.

A SATA HDD will provide extra bandwidth for the demands of modern software.
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10 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gforce23 View Post
Nope, it won't be worth the extra cash. You're running a P4 system, so 2 gigs of RAM should be more than enough, even for games and other heavy applications. Plus, DDR1 400 is getting quite expensive these days.

A SATA HDD will provide extra bandwidth for the demands of modern software.
I just picked up 2x1gb sticks of DDR 400 for $90 at an online store here in oz. That's a good price. The OP's mainboard supports up to 4gb and if he's got the cash he should definately grab more RAM
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10 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
I just picked up 2x1gb sticks of DDR 400 for $90 at an online store here in oz. That's a good price. The OP's mainboard supports up to 4gb and if he's got the cash he should definately grab more RAM
That is quite sad honestly. For $72 I could get a 4 GB set (2 x 2 GB) of DDR2 1066. Or for $90 DDR2 1200.
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10 Oct 2009   #6

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
I just picked up 2x1gb sticks of DDR 400 for $90 at an online store here in oz.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth;
That is quite sad honestly.
Older RAM such as DDR 400 is generally more expensive than DDR2. Mostly because of supply and demand I think.
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10 Oct 2009   #7

Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Depends. If you have 32-bit, it will most likely only use 3 of the 4. If you have 64-bit, then I would recommend putting in the two gigs.
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10 Oct 2009   #8

Win7 RTM
 
 

Thanks everyone for you input i will buy more ram and also look into these solid state drives they sound expensive but worth looking into
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10 Oct 2009   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

More RAM is nice to have - but an SSD will make a really BIG difference. Make sure you buy one that supports Trim (which is supported in Windows 7). An OCZ Vertex or the Intel X25 come to mind. Trim guarantees that the write speed does not degrade over time. Here you find what Trim does: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRIM_(SSD_command)
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10 Oct 2009   #10

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Archangel83 View Post
Thanks everyone for you input i will buy more ram and also look into these solid state drives they sound expensive but worth looking into

Archangel83,

Hello & Welcome to SevenForums


Looking at your specs it looks like your MB has SATA HD connections also.

A lot of members buy parts from NewEgg online.

I have got several 1tb SATA HDs from them at great prices.

Good prices on memory, too !

Enjoy Windows 7 and check out all the tutorials & customizations here


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