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Windows 7: Will 2GB Ram work

02 Nov 2010   #1
coolguy2008

XP 32
 
 
Will 2GB Ram work

My laptop:
Toshiba Satellite, A45-S120,
2GB PC-2700 333Mhz DDR1 Ram
128MB Level 2 Cache 400Mhz FSB,

Should I install Windows 7, or would it run slow like XP on 256MB Ram?


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02 Nov 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by coolguy2008 View Post
My laptop:
Toshiba Satellite, A45-S120,
2GB PC-2700 333Mhz DDR1 Ram
128MB Level 2 Cache 400Mhz FSB,

Should I install Windows 7, or would it run slow like XP on 256MB Ram?
32BIT will run on that ram and video card but without some of the aero effects and might be somewhat slow. It will run.

I ran 32 bit ultimate on 1gig for abt 3 months and it wasnt terrible.



Ken
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02 Nov 2010   #3
Zeplash

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

It should be perfect there is always settings and performance options to help you get the best out of the best..
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02 Nov 2010   #4
Pusspa

 
 

i ran my win7 ultimate x64 install on 2 gig of ram for quite a while before i moved up to 3 gig. As long as you realise that the OS will use around 850M-1.3G which leaves not very much for any apps you want to run!
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02 Nov 2010   #5
Francis93

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Windows 7 should run smoothly on 2gb memory and 2gb of RAM should be enough if you're not really into super multitasking, hardcore gaming, hi-def video editing, etc.
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02 Nov 2010   #6
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

well i can safly say someone on a earlier post i read is running win7 32 bit off 1 gig of ram ddr off of a p4 mainboard and the cpu the person was using was a 2.8ghz at that im sure you'll get it to run atleast half decent compared to systems with 3 or more gigs
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02 Nov 2010   #7
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by coolguy2008 View Post
My laptop:
Toshiba Satellite, A45-S120,
2GB PC-2700 333Mhz DDR1 Ram
128MB Level 2 Cache 400Mhz FSB,

Should I install Windows 7, or would it run slow like XP on 256MB Ram?
Hi, welcome to the forums

There should be no real issue running Windows 7 on your machine. I've had Windows 7 Ultimate running fine on a machine with only 768MB or RAM and there were no issues.

As mentioned above, running high powered apps/games will cause performance issues but for the average user (no offense intended) then 2GB is more than enough.


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02 Nov 2010   #8
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

You can download and run this software from Microsoft and check your system to be sure everything else is also goood to go with Windows 7.
Post the results if you need more help.

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor - Download - Microsoft Windows
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02 Nov 2010   #9
ccatlett1984

 

It will run fine, I have win7 32bit running on a Dell Latitude C600 (p3 1ghz 1gb ram) and its useable.
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02 Nov 2010   #10
Desslok

Windows 7
 
 

I'm pretty picky/impatient and I am fine with my acer netbook that has 2 GB RAM running 64 bit 7.
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