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Windows 7: How well does Windows 7 handle 512MB?

27 May 2009   #31

Windows XP Pro / Windows 7 RC Build 7100

The laptop I am running it on is only a Pentium M 1.6 with 512 mb. It seems to run OK, the one with 1 gb is still only a Pentium M 1.6, and it runs a little bit better. I don't think the graphics is good enough in either one of those to support AERO.

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27 May 2009   #32

Windows Vista Ult. x86/Windows 7 Ult. x86 RC1

well, I dont have a machine that has 512Mb RAM, but I can say this, the "bare" minimum to run Windows 7, along with Vista is 512Mb RAM, but it all comes down to what specific version of the OS you are using.
I do have how ever a computer with 756Mb RAM and installed Win7 on it, and it did run slow at first, but after I changed the theme around, and tweaked startup entries, it ran pretty smooth afterwards. And I have Win7 dual booting with XP Home Edition, and after all that Win7 ran faster than my version of XP.
That test was with Win7 Ultimate RC1, dont feel like trying a lower end version.
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29 May 2009   #33

Vista Home Premium 64-bit SP2

I have a Dell Latitude D500 that I bought used and installed Win 7 7100 RC on it...but get only has 256MB of RAM. None the less it runs amazing, I turned off ALL unnecessary services and the whole Windows 7 desktop back to original. At idle it uses only 4% of the total available memory and runs awesome. It can run Sims 2 with all the expansion packs on its 64MB of onboard video and still go into internet explorer. I dont understand it but it wants me to try putting vista ultimate on it and give it a try. Would be even more amazing to show what the bare minimum may be.

PC Specs:
1.3GHZ Pentium Mobile
64MB Intel Extreme Graphics 2
256MB PC2700 RAM

Anyone know why this even works????
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29 May 2009   #34

Windows 7 Build 7100

hi! i'm a new member here.. i just want to share my experiences with vista and seven..

i installed vista ultimate on my old computer and it ran perfectly..but when i heard that windows 7 is much faster, i performed a clean install and it is running faster than is my old pc's specs:

intel pentium 4 2.4ghz
512 ram
40 gigs hard drive
128 mb geforce 4 mx 440 with agp 8x [it's very old and win7 doesn't have a driver for it so it uses the default vga driver 1024x768 resolution which is tolerable for me]
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29 May 2009   #35

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64

Hello engrjayze,

Welcome to Seven Forums.


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29 May 2009   #36

Windows 7 Build 7100

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garysgold View Post
Hello engrjayze,

Welcome to Seven Forums.


Thanks for welcoming me.

This forum is great for early Win7 adopters like me.
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