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Windows 7: How well Windows 7 running on 1 GB RAM ?

20 Dec 2010   #1
ARG

Windows 7 Home Premium x86 Windows XP Pro SP3 Dual Boot
 
 
How well Windows 7 running on 1 GB RAM ?

so , how well windows 7 running on 1 gb ram laptop / rig ?
anyone has an experience on it ?


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20 Dec 2010   #2
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

It won't run correctly, most apps will lag a lot and the system will be unresponsive
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20 Dec 2010   #3
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

It'll run slow. The absolute minimum recommended memory for win7 is 1 gb. Right now, on the machine I'm typing on, i have hardly any apps open and about 1.25 gb ram is being consumed. If you plan to run memory intensive apps or a lot of apps at the same time, invest in more ram or a better rig.
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20 Dec 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It runs OK, especially the 32bit version. It is not as fast as it can be, but it runs faster than e.g. Vista. 2GB of RAM is recommended. At todays prices of RAM sticks (cheap), I would upgrade. Scan your system from this website and you know what your options are. Installing RAM sticks on a laptop is really very easy.
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20 Dec 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
It'll run slow. The absolute minimum recommended memory for win7 is 1 gb. Right now, on the machine I'm typing on, i have hardly any apps open and about 1.25 gb ram is being consumed. If you plan to run memory intensive apps or a lot of apps at the same time, invest in more ram or a better rig.
I have observed that the RAM usage is a function of the available RAM. In a 1GB system, the usage would be in the 600 to 700MBs. But then, of course, you get more paging activity which slows the system down.
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20 Dec 2010   #6
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It will run well enough to use for the basics, like web-browsing and e-mail. It won't leave much headroom for anything else, like gaming, photo-editing, etc.
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20 Dec 2010   #7
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Since it's the minimum requirement, expect minimal performance.
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20 Dec 2010   #8
ARG

Windows 7 Home Premium x86 Windows XP Pro SP3 Dual Boot
 
 

thanks for the advice guys ! i think i will upgrade the ram on my netbook
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20 Dec 2010   #9
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Seeing as my netbook is just that, all it does is browse the web, watch a few youtube videos (480 is the max), answer emails and IMs... 1 GB is more then enough. What really is slowing down the netbook is not the RAM but the processor. And who would do gaming (other then super simple games, of course) on a netbook?
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20 Dec 2010   #10
ARG

Windows 7 Home Premium x86 Windows XP Pro SP3 Dual Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Seeing as my netbook is just that, all it does is browse the web, watch a few youtube videos (480 is the max), answer emails and IMs... 1 GB is more then enough. What really is slowing down the netbook is not the RAM but the processor.
yepp , i think so.
do you turn on all of the windows 7 features ? ( like aero for example )
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