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Windows 7: How do I make my computer system better and faster?

26 Feb 2016   #11
Uxas

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
In order for anyone to help you you will need to fill in your system specs so helpers can know what they are dealing with - Click on My System Specs bottom Left of any post and select Update your System Spec - complete as much as you can

https://www.piriform.com/speccy/builds the standard Speccy program will help find the details

Done.
So since my RAM upgrade is dependent on the version of Windows I use, would my computer be able to perform optimally if I upgrade to a 64bit version of the OS? If not, would an SSD upgrade make a difference?


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26 Feb 2016   #12
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

It appears that your motherboard has 1 memory socket which has a maximum capacity of 2 GB RAM. A 64 bit OS is probably not a good idea. An SSD is a viable option.
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26 Feb 2016   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

What kind of retarded mobo is that. I have never seen a mobo with 2GB max.
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26 Feb 2016   #14
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

This is where i got the information from:
https://downloadmirror.intel.com/159...04_English.pdf
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26 Feb 2016   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Indeed, it says 2GB max. I wonder whether that is an older board because such a small RAM is unusual nowadays.
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26 Feb 2016   #16
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

2GB max RAM isn't that unusual. I had an early Acer netbook with a max RAM capacity of 1.5GB! It had 512MB soldered onto the mobo and 1 memory slot that could accept up to a 1GB stick for a max of 1.5GB.
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26 Feb 2016   #17
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Not long ago, 2GB RAM was common., ASUS was selling a netbook with 2GB RAM; it ran Windows 32-bit.
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26 Feb 2016   #18
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Any OS running on PC hardware has the problem that memory mapped hardware must share the physical address space with RAM. There must be some way to prevent RAM addresses and memory mapped hardware addresses from overlapping. One way to do this is to limit RAM to 2 GB. It makes the design simpler. Not an ideal solution but on low end hardware it was not an unreasonable compromise.

Having only 1 memory socket is a cost saving measure. If it is a 4 GB module a significant portion of it will be wasted on a 32 bit OS and you have the address space overlap problem. The solution, limit it to 2 GB.
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26 Feb 2016   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The only thing you can do is to stay away from restrictive hardware like that. Who wants to live with 2GB of RAM. Can't even run a decent virtual machine. I sometimes run 2 or 3 of those in parallel.
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26 Feb 2016   #20
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

... And I once ran a successful Vista network using Home premium systems running on 1GB ram, with a 2GB home premium "Server"

Peoples needs and resources are not always the same

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
Not long ago, 2GB RAM was common., ASUS was selling a netbook with 2GB RAM; it ran Windows 32-bit.
I once loaded windows 7 ultimate onto a 1GB netbook and it ran just as well or slightly better than the XP it came with
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