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Do I need 4GB or 6GB of RAM for running Visual Studio and similar programming software?
    
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Depends on a lot more than just the program your using. I would think 4gb would be more than enough. Ive converted full hd movies which is very dependent on ram and not once did it go over 2gb. However it depends if your running a 32bit or 64bit operating system, if its a 64bit OS then it may benefit from the 6gb.
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Do I need 4GB or 6GB of RAM for running Visual Studio and similar programming software?
Heck no. 2GB will work just fine.
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The bigger the better. Seriously
Bare minimum should be 2 GB, recommended is around 6 to 8 GB. Reason is that you will not open only VS, but most likely 10-20 browser tabs + database IDE + any other things you will open.

Heck I'm using 2 GB while doing programming and I already feel the strain. It took so long to switch task....
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The bigger the better. Seriously
Bare minimum should be 2 GB, recommended is around 6 to 8 GB. Reason is that you will not open only VS, but most likely 10-20 browser tabs + database IDE + any other things you will open.

Heck I'm using 2 GB while doing programming and I already feel the strain. It took so long to switch task....
Im programing with 2GB w/o problems. Both on Windows (VisualStudio) and on Linux (Eclipse etc.). Sure more is better but I have never felt that its slow even when programming more complicated things (OpenGL etc).
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I have run it on my laptop with 2gb of ram and it ran fine. But more is always helpful. It speeds it up greatly when you move from 2gb to 4gb.
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