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Windows 7: i have got 2GB ram and want to install windows 7 64bit

11 Nov 2009   #1
umarrehman187

windows 7 32 bit
 
 
i have got 2GB ram and want to install windows 7 64bit

i know that everyone says get 4gb ram but im asking will it run really crap on 2gb, ive read a few people it runs perfectly on thiers, so jus want a few opinions, ive got an amd phenom II 64 bit capable so i thought i myt aswell, even if i do install it, will guns run fine? like crysis arma II


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11 Nov 2009   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Windows 7 64 bit will run just fine on 2 gigs of RAM. However, I would recommend sticking with 32 bit for you. 64 bit uses more resources, and you may have a harder time finding drivers. If you have 4 gigs or more, you will need to get 64 bit.
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11 Nov 2009   #3
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Rule of thumb: If you have to ask about 64 bit usage, you probably don't need it and it will not offer any benefits to you.
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11 Nov 2009   #4
umarrehman187

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

ive already found the drivers i need, lol now im confused after the last post, im sure it will have more advantages then 32 bit lol
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11 Nov 2009   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by umarrehman187 View Post
i know that everyone says get 4gb ram but im asking will it run really crap on 2gb, ive read a few people it runs perfectly on thiers, so jus want a few opinions, ive got an amd phenom II 64 bit capable so i thought i myt aswell, even if i do install it, will guns run fine? like crysis arma II
It will run, just not do half the things you want 64bit for in the first place. Win 7 will cache almost 1 gig, and open IE, or firfeox, and the rest will be gone. Forget about gaiming, or mutliple apps.


Ken J
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11 Nov 2009   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

32 or 64? Very subjective and there is not right or wrong answer. For me I really do not need 64, now. But, it is the wave of the future. MS is already talking about Win8 and it may come out in just 64 bit. I have already seen mention of 128 bit. I have 64 and have no problem with drivers etc.
Bottom line I recommend 64.
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11 Nov 2009   #7
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Since RAM is relatively cheap, 4gig is fast becoming the standard. At any Rate, having ran/run both Vista x64 and Windows x64 I would put it this way with regards to RAM, I would feel much better running Windows 7 x64 on 2 gig of RAM then Vista x64.

I've been running Windows 7 x64 for about 3 weeks now and it runs much smoother than Vista x64. In fact since moving to Windows 7 Ultimate x64, I've yet to go into Vista Ultimate x64.

I have 4 hard drives in my system, but 3 of the HD's contain their own OS (XP, Vista, W7) so all OS' run under the same specs. I simply go in the BIOS and choose which HD (OS) I want to boot from. But like I said, since running W7 I havenít looked back.

As for 4 gig or less RAM? 32 or 64-bit would do well, however a 64-bit OS would utilize all 4gig of your RAM, whereas a 32-bit OS would use 3.5 gig at most. If you have a 1 gig video card, then the 32-bit OS would use 3gig of system RAM and the 1 gig of video RAM, thus you would actually lose system RAM in favor of Video RAM. Windows will always give priority to video RAM.

Another factor you need to consider is software and hardware requirements. Do your research here before even considering a 64-bit OS as not all software/hardware is up to snuff when it comes to 64-bit compatibility, and upgrading software/hardware could be costly.

Just something to think about
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11 Nov 2009   #8
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by umarrehman187 View Post
i know that everyone says get 4gb ram but im asking will it run really crap on 2gb, ive read a few people it runs perfectly on thiers, so jus want a few opinions, ive got an amd phenom II 64 bit capable so i thought i myt aswell, even if i do install it, will guns run fine? like crysis arma II
It will run, just not do half the things you want 64bit for in the first place. Win 7 will cache almost 1 gig, and open IE, or firfeox, and the rest will be gone. Forget about gaiming, or mutliple apps.


Ken J
Firefox* Gaming* Multiple*

You ok there ken?

And, you wont see much of an improvement from 32bit, probably better you stick to 32bit..
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11 Nov 2009   #9
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I honestly don't think for most home use...the performance difference between 32 and 64 bit is almost unnoticeable. I know people rave about how much faster it is...but i certainly don't see it....with the exception of the small number of 64-bit apps which are also disk and processor intensive.
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14 Nov 2009   #10
umarrehman187

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

right, lets say im ON windows vista and try to install windows 7 from there, will it let me choose 64 bit or 32 bit or do i have to boot from bios to choose the 64 it or 32 bit????
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