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Windows 7: Is it worth upgrading to 64bit OS with 2gb ram?

06 Jun 2015   #1
Chandrashekhar

Windows 7 x86
 
 
Is it worth upgrading to 64bit OS with 2gb ram?

I have 2 gb of ram and current setup is 32bit.. which will work fast.. 2gb ram with32bit or 2gb ram with 64bit?
[2GB RAM+32bit] OR [2GB RAM+64bit]


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06 Jun 2015   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

To be honest Chandra if it were me I would add the extra RAM it sorta gives the system a bit more "breathing" space. As for the bit versions well if your gear can support 64bit then that is a no brainer and you really need minimum 3GB for that anyway..
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06 Jun 2015   #3
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

With only 2 GB RAM 64 bit is not a good idea unless there is a compelling reason.
If you upgrade to 4 GB RAM (the maximum for that computer) then 64 bit is a viable option.

2 GB is the minimum specified for a 64 bit OS but you need at least 4 GB for good performance.

Understand that there is no upgrade path from a 32 to 64 bit OS so a clean install of the OS and all applications would be necessary.
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06 Jun 2015   #4
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Yeah, I would upgrade to 4 GB of RAM even if I wanted to stay with 32-bit. You might see some improved speed.

But you might not ever notice the difference between 64 bit/4 GB RAM and 32 bit/4 GB RAM. You have to weigh that against the inconvenience of having to do a complete reinstallation of Windows and programs that would be required if you want to go to 64 bit. The performance differences are behind the scenes and you may not notice anything. I think 64 bit does have some security improvements as well.
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06 Jun 2015   #5
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yes well I agree with both the others and is pretty much what I was hinting at.
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07 Jun 2015   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

4 GB or less, stay with 32 bit.

If you can raise to at least 8 then go with 64 Bit.

Right now you should just raise it to 4 GB, then post a shot of resource monitor, showing the memory tab.

After that we`ll advise you further.

In the meantime, see if the motherboard supports at least 8 GB of memory.
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07 Jun 2015   #7
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hiyya Brian mate the machine is limited to 4GB and DDR2 at that Compaq Presario All-in-One CQ1-1030IN Desktop PC Product Specifications | HP® Support it is an all in one and I have no experience on updating the RAM but suspect it would be a bit (no pun LOL!!) like upgrading a laptop.
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07 Jun 2015   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Should be very easy then. Everything should be accessible from the back.

Worked on quite a few HP all in ones, very easy to do.
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07 Jun 2015   #9
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Should be very easy then. Everything should be accessible from the back.

Worked on quite a few HP all in ones, very easy to do.
Thanks for the heads up mate
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