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Windows 7: How Much RAM Should I Have?

04 Aug 2010   #1
Danielzxzx

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
How Much RAM Should I Have?

I only have 3GB of RAM and only 2.73GB of RAM is usable. My games run really slow even on the lowest quality. How much RAM should I get so my games run faster?


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04 Aug 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

4 is fine, except for high usage programs and games etc. I have 6gb and it is much more than enough. You will never show total 3 as usable.

Ignore reg cleaner.

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04 Aug 2010   #3
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

you probably have a slow CPU and your onboard video is not up to snuff.
what notebook or PC are you running?
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04 Aug 2010   #4
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Danielzxzx View Post
I only have 3GB of RAM and only 2.73GB of RAM is usable. My games run really slow even on the lowest quality. How much RAM should I get so my games run faster?
Also Have you met the CPU Requirements for the Game?

Having a CPU that can't cope with the Game can cause the Game and the OS to Slow down
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04 Aug 2010   #5
Danielzxzx

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I am using Windows 7 64-bit. That is all I know about the PC I am using. How much does RAM cost and where can I get it? How do I add the RAM into my computer after I take the cover off?
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04 Aug 2010   #6
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Download and Install Speccy to Find Information that you Don't know.

See Speccy - System Information - Free Download To Download Speccy

Hope This Helps,
Josh
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04 Aug 2010   #7
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

I saw that you have lots of questions in your System Specs. Along with Speccy, it is good to know what the hardware is. Here is a good guide on what each piece of hardware is: Basic Computer Tutorial

Edit: that tutorial has to be ten years old... I can't find anything yet for Laptop components....


For internet speed if you ever wonder how fast your connection is, you can check it online here: Speedtest.net - The Global Broadband Speed Test


Yet more info: This is your video card: Notebookcheck: ATI Radeon HD 3200

If you look at this link you can see comparable games and the fps (frames per second) that the card is capable of.
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04 Aug 2010   #8
Danielzxzx

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Here is some infor that that software gave me:

Operating System: MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 425 Rana 45nm Technology
RAM: 3.0GB Single-Channel DDR2 @ 399MHz (6-6-6-18)
Motherboard: Acer RS780HVF (AM2)
Graphics: Q71-9 @ 1024x768 ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics (Acer Incorporated [ALI])
Hard Drives: 732GB Seagate ST3750528AS SCSI Disk Device (SCSI)
Optical Drives: ATAPI DVD A DH16AASH ATA Device
Audio: Realtek High Definition Audio.

I will update my System Spec soon.
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04 Aug 2010   #9
Danielzxzx

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Anyway, can anyone please answer my questions for RAM? I will recopy it here:

How much does RAM cost and where can I get it? How do I add the RAM into my computer after I take the cover off?
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04 Aug 2010   #10
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Bravo on the specs. the Ram that is in the computer might be as much as you can have, but I don't think it will increase game performance. Did you look at the link for your Graphics card?

I will check for more info.
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