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Windows 7: More Memory for Windows 7 64bit

18 Oct 2009   #1
Marinoprpic

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
More Memory for Windows 7 64bit

I have a simple question...Should I add 4 GB RAM for my PC,I already have 4 GB,so if someone might tell me if my PC will work faster and what will work faster if i put it??tnx in advance


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18 Oct 2009   #2
Antman

 

Will your PC work faster - No.

However, depending on what type of apps you run, the extra RAM can make certain processes complete faster.

Multimedia editing, virtual machine(s), some games - these can benefit directly.
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18 Oct 2009   #3
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there

Quick answer is in general NO but depends on what you are running.

Virtual Machines, Data Base servers or any web / other server with lots of users all benefit from a load of RAM.

Typical single user apps on a home PC won't buy you anything in terms of speed.

Even games -- these benefit from a better Video processor and faster disks.

Unless you actually NEED the RAM save your money for the moment. By the time you REALLY need it you'll probably have got a new computer anyway.

Cheers
jimbo
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18 Oct 2009   #4
Marinoprpic

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

ok tnx,but i am asking you this because my frend has 8GB and he is using a 32 BIT OS,so he would give it to me.so additional ram can not hurt?what type of programs(if you know)will work better?
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18 Oct 2009   #5
Marinoprpic

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Marinoprpic View Post
ok tnx,but i am asking you this because my frend has 8GB and he is using a 32 BIT OS,so he would give it to me.so additional ram can not hurt?what type of programs(if you know)will work better?
sorry didnt seen the response.
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18 Oct 2009   #6
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there

None at the current time except the one's outlined in my previous post - Large data base servers, virtual machines etc etc.

You'll be able to run MORE apps concurrently but speedwise a typical app won't run faster.

Your colleague should update to a 64 Bit OS as he is wasting half of his RAM.

cheers
jimbo
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18 Oct 2009   #7
Marinoprpic

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

yes I know that and he knows that but he doesnt care for that,better for me
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18 Oct 2009   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Marinoprpic View Post
ok tnx,but i am asking you this because my frend has 8GB and he is using a 32 BIT OS,so he would give it to me.so additional ram can not hurt?what type of programs(if you know)will work better?

Any program that manipulates a lot of data - e.g. video editing, CAD (computer aided design), etc. With the bread and butter applications like mail, text, internet browsing, etc., you will see no difference.
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19 Oct 2009   #9
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Marinoprpic View Post
yes I know that and he knows that but he doesnt care for that,better for me
If your friend does not want this RAM then it's certainly not going to do any harm (as long as it's compatible with your other components)
If your running x64 and he's sticking to x86 then at least your system could use it and you might see improvement in some games and you might, in the future, start using applications which can needs lots of RAM.
In other words if it's free or very cheap get it.
Cheers, John
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19 Oct 2009   #10
Marinoprpic

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

ok tnx.i have already checked we have tha same type of ram
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