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How much ram is needed for Windows 7 64 bit?

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  • I have currently upgraded my computer to Windows 7 64-bit. It needs more ram because it always uses 90% of it. It currently 1 GB ram of it but 896 MB is usable. I don't know if I should get a new pc or just get more ram. The PC model is Gateway GT5220 and the original operating system was Windows XP Media Center. The specs are on this website http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/1009151/1009151sp3.shtml.

     

    Thursday, December 29, 2011 2:23 AM

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  • 2GB of RAM is the minimum recommend amount for Windows 7 64 bit. If your computer only has 1GB you should install more RAM.

    Your RAM details according to the link in your post:

    Installed: 1024 MB DDR2 533 MHz (PC4200) (two 512 MB modules)
    Expandable to: 4 GB

     

     

    Can My Computer Run Windows 7?
    The basic system requirements are listed below.  Some features have additional requirements.

    • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor

    • 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)

    • 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

    • DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver

    • Marked as answer by Nate564 Thursday, December 29, 2011 5:43 PM
    Thursday, December 29, 2011 5:05 AM
  • You should start with upgrading to 4 gigs then if PC is performing poorly consider upgrading. It's hard to say otherwise to do full upgrade of pc since we don't know your everyday use for current pc.
    • Marked as answer by Nate564 Saturday, December 31, 2011 5:18 AM
    Thursday, December 29, 2011 5:43 PM

All replies

  • 2GB of RAM is the minimum recommend amount for Windows 7 64 bit. If your computer only has 1GB you should install more RAM.

    Your RAM details according to the link in your post:

    Installed: 1024 MB DDR2 533 MHz (PC4200) (two 512 MB modules)
    Expandable to: 4 GB

     

     

    Can My Computer Run Windows 7?
    The basic system requirements are listed below.  Some features have additional requirements.

    • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor

    • 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)

    • 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

    • DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver

    • Marked as answer by Nate564 Thursday, December 29, 2011 5:43 PM
    Thursday, December 29, 2011 5:05 AM
  • You should start with upgrading to 4 gigs then if PC is performing poorly consider upgrading. It's hard to say otherwise to do full upgrade of pc since we don't know your everyday use for current pc.
    • Marked as answer by Nate564 Saturday, December 31, 2011 5:18 AM
    Thursday, December 29, 2011 5:43 PM
  • LOOK MY FRIEND  DON'T BUY A NEW PC TO GET MORE RAM IN THE CASE FO GETTING MORE RAM YOU JUST UPGRADE IT THATS ALL LOOK FIRST YOU TO YOU COMPUTER SHOP AND SAY THE SHOPKEAPER THAT I NEED A RAM OF CORSAIR IT WILL GIVE YOU BUT MY FRIEND WINDOWS 7 REQUIRES AT LEAST 2 CORES OF ANY PROCESSORS WINDOWS 7 IS DESIGHN FOR 2 CORE PROCESSOR AND WHEN YOU RUN IT ON SINGLE CORE IT CAN SLOW DOWN YOUR PC SO,YOU NEED 2CORE CPU AND RAM UPTO 4Gb TO RUN 64 BIT VERSION OF WINDOWS 7 IN 2GB RAM IT RUN JUST WELL BUT IN 4GB RAM IT RUN SUPER FAST THIS ARTICLE IS FOR NATE564
    Wednesday, June 27, 2012 3:18 PM
  • YES BUT IT WILL CONSUMED YOUR MEMORY AND IT IS NEED AT LEAST 2 CORES
    Wednesday, June 27, 2012 3:20 PM
  • WELL YOU KNOW WHY IT IS RUN POORLY BECAUSE WINDOWS 7 IS BASED ON 2 CORE CPU WHEN YOU RUN IN SINGLE CORE IT WILL ALSO SLOW DOWN YOUR PC IN THE CASE OF SINGLE CORE PROBLEM INSTALL WINDOWS XP BECAUSE XP RUNNS WELL IN SINGLE CORE
    Wednesday, June 27, 2012 3:24 PM