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Windows 7: windows 7 running on 512 ram help.

10 Jan 2010   #1

windows 7
 
 
windows 7 running on 512 ram help.

it keeps going off after an hour. any tips on how i can stop this and make it go faster. it shuts down but it doesnt crash.

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10 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Fill in your hardware specs - 7 needs 2GB to work properly, 4GB for games.
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10 Jan 2010   #3

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

I think min requirement is 1Gb but others in the forum are running with 512 ok(ish)
What do you mean by going off every hour is the machine crashing/freezing or just shutting down?
And please fill in your system specs in user cp
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10 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dennis7 View Post
it keeps going off after an hour. any tips on how i can stop this and make it go faster.
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As noted you will see much better performance with 2 gigs of ram. That would really be the first thing to do if you want it to go faster. Ram is cheap so do yourself a favor. It may solve the other issue as well.
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10 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pauly View Post
I think min requirement is 1Gb but others in the forum are running with 512 ok(ish)
What do you mean by going off every hour is the machine crashing/freezing or just shutting down?
And please fill in your system specs in user cp
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Minimum requirements are notoriously too low and result in poor performance. That was true for Windows 95, XP, Vista and now 7. Why even mention it?
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10 Jan 2010   #6

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dennis7 View Post
it keeps going off after an hour. any tips on how i can stop this and make it go faster.
You sound like a prime candidate for ReadyBoost. Got a USB flash drive around?
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11 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Victek View Post
Minimum requirements are notoriously too low and result in poor performance. That was true for Windows 95, XP, Vista and now 7. Why even mention it?
Well now, that's not the case with my laptop.
I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate Edition on a mere 1 GB of RAM - and it's admirable, to say the least. I'm getting another gig to bump up my machines
specs, but Windows 7 on 1 GB is perfect in my case.
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11 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Option 1

If you got a USB pendrive/flashdrive you can use Readyboost

1.Insert your flash drive to your pc.
2.
Go to my computer.
2.Right-click your flash drive
3.Go to the Readyboost (tab)
4.Click the 3rd option shown.Move the arrow to the right and put it the maximum it would go.

Your flash drive memory would be very little.All the memory use up is to speed your computer.

Now for removing it do it the normal way you do it but we a pop up menu comes up click continue.




warning   Warning
this will take a lot of space on your flashdrive

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11 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Crimson The Bat View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Victek View Post
Minimum requirements are notoriously too low and result in poor performance. That was true for Windows 95, XP, Vista and now 7. Why even mention it?
Well now, that's not the case with my laptop.
I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate Edition on a mere 1 GB of RAM - and it's admirable, to say the least. I'm getting another gig to bump up my machines
specs, but Windows 7 on 1 GB is perfect in my case.
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To be fair I haven't tried Windows 7 with 1 gig. I have a laptop with 3 and maybe I will remove 2 and see what it's like. Vista was (and is) an absolute dog with 1 gig, but I've read that 7 does better. My question is why bother? Why use a computer with a ram bottleneck when a gig of ram can be had for less then the cost of many games? I know there are circumstances where the hardware can't be upgraded - there's nothing to be done about that - but when you have a choice it seems like bad economics to not upgrade. In my experience Windows is more stable as well when it doesn't have to rely heavily on the pagefile.
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11 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7
 
 

Now to speed your computer MORE is GET MORE RAM WITHOUT BUYING A NEW ONE by use 1-10 GB of your hard drive.

1.go to start
2.right click computer.
3.click proprieties
4. on the left side you will see Advance system settings (click it)
5.Go to Advance (tab)
6.Click settings for the performance (1st)
7.click adjust for best performance.
8.Now you will see all the boxes are unchecked.
9.Only click Use visual styles on windows and buttions
10.Then click Smooth edged of screen fonts.
11.Go to the advanced (tab)
12.At the bottom click change.
13.Click your hard drive
14.Click Custom Size
15.Put anything you want(don't use too much)(eg.for Inital size I put 10000)MAx.10000)
16.Click set and restart your pc.

warning   Warning
Don't put a lot or you will have less disk space
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