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Windows 7: Running 64-bit Windows 7 on 1.5 Gigs of RAM?

24 Oct 2009   #11
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nax Shale Chan View Post
Exactly what the title says. Can I run 64-bit Windows 7 with only 1.5 GB of RAM? The minimum system specs on Microsoft's website are 2 GB for 64-bit, but I'm not sure if that's recommended or required. I'm getting Windows 7 Professional upgrade for $30 USD, so I want to know if I can use 64-bit vs 32-bit.

I already know that none of the printers I have work with Windows 7, but that's fine. All my other hardware is covered.
It probably will fun in 1.5 on 64bit but why would you want to. You eill not reap any benifits from running 64bit and in fact it will run much slower in 1.5 t han the 32bit would. I will bet we can get the printers running as well

Ken


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24 Oct 2009   #12
Nax Shale Chan

Windows 7 Ultimate RC1 Build 7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by usasma View Post
The laptop in your profile is limited to 2gB of RAM (from this link: Computer memory upgrades for HP - Compaq Presario F572US Laptop/Notebook from Crucial.com )

So, I'd stick with 32 bit as you'll never get the benefit of added RAM on that system.
Interesting, I didn't know that. Thanks for the info. I guess I AM stuck with 32-bit. Oh well.
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24 Oct 2009   #13
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nax Shale Chan View Post
Hmm... Well, the most I ever do at one time is, on a really busy night, of homework, 2-3 word docs, an excel spreadsheet, a pdf possibly, foobar2000 for music, and 3-4 firefox tabs. I figure I should be ok. Plus, I use Rainmeter... uses less RAM than gadgets. :P
I see no benefit at all to using 64-bit based on what you are trying to run.
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