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Windows 7: Should I upgrade?

07 May 2009   #11
The Cool Guy

Windows 8 x64
 
 

What is the minimum RAM required to run x64 versions of windows?
I've heard that 4GB is required, Is that true?


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07 May 2009   #12
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

The more ram that you have for 64bit, the better.
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07 May 2009   #13
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

No. I've heard of 1 GB being able to run on 7 x64. I know it's different, but I run all sorts of stuff on x86 with 1 GB and I don't think the pc suffers at all because of it. Sure, more is better but I'm getting along well enough.
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07 May 2009   #14
Anthony

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

If your processor is 64bit capable then use 64bit OS, regardless of how much ram you have.
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07 May 2009   #15
The Cool Guy

Windows 8 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
If your processor is 64bit capable then use 64bit OS, regardless of how much ram you have.
Mine sure is capable...
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07 May 2009   #16
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Cool Guy View Post
What is the minimum RAM required to run x64 versions of windows?
I've heard that 4GB is required, Is that true?
Your confusing things. Windows 7 64-bit can utilise the full 4gb of ram but its not required to have 4gb. In fact the recommended specifcation from Microsoft is 2gb and above. Obviously the more ram the better.
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07 May 2009   #17
The Cool Guy

Windows 8 x64
 
 

oh..thanks
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07 May 2009   #18
12eason

Windows 7077
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
If your processor is 64bit capable then use 64bit OS, regardless of how much ram you have.
I never noticed any performance benefits, personally.
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07 May 2009   #19
CalebDK

Windows Vista Home Basic x32 OEM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
You arent required to have 4gb ram in order to run 64-bit version.
I know, but I've had it and more for awhile now, I just want to be able to use all 8GB of the RAM i have

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
No. I've heard of 1 GB being able to run on 7 x64. I know it's different, but I run all sorts of stuff on x86 with 1 GB and I don't think the pc suffers at all because of it. Sure, more is better but I'm getting along well enough.
Says right on microsofts download page for win7 that 64 bit requires 2GB of ram
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