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Windows 7: Should a 4gb (max ram) laptop run on a 32 bit or 64 bit OS

19 Aug 2011   #11

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1

I have 6 gig in total and never use all of it. For your answer, i agree with the other answers that 64Bit is the way to go.

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19 Aug 2011   #12

Win 7 Home Premium x64

A bit OT but still related, with RAM being so cheap right now
Has anyone noticed RAM prices lately?
I'm tempted to buy. But then I read posts like these that more RAM really won't improve things.

But then I see threads like this where people get some phenomenal numbers because they have lots of memory.
What's your memory assessment speed?

I have 64bit with 4GB. What to do .
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19 Aug 2011   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Of course, your memory assessment speed doesn't actually equate to what real life performance is going to be like. On the one hand, yes RAM is real cheap. On the other hand, if nothing changes, was it money well spent? Seriously, I would just save the money on the RAM and put it towards something else that "will" make a a video card, or SSD, or a new case.
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19 Aug 2011   #14

7 Home Premium x64 SP1

You probably dont need more than 4GB unless your an extreme multitasker, Use multiple Virtual Machines at the same time, Or render Graffix which require a large amount of memory.....I have 8GB installed and I have never gone beyond 6GB I think. But I am an extreme Multitasker.
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20 Aug 2011   #15

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1

I have 4GB. I don't do gaming but I do video editing and run virtual machines with no problem at all.
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 Should a 4gb (max ram) laptop run on a 32 bit or 64 bit OS

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