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Should I be fine running 4GB's of G.Skill 1000MHz RAM with vista 64 bit home premium? Meaning, will I need more not to lag while doing certain programs like browsing the net or playing games?
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4GB is perfect, I have 2.5GB now and everything runs smooth with aero on too.
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Ok cool.
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post #4 of 22
i have 2 gb and i have no problems at all.
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Whats aero btw? Makes vista look cool?
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post #6 of 22
I heard you should be all set with 640k

Maybe a couple of gigs just to be safe
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post #7 of 22
2GB is probably the sweet spot for RAM, more won't hurt especially with memory-intensive applications.

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Originally Posted by Vitaminx View Post
Whats aero btw? Makes vista look cool?
yes,

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post #8 of 22
4gb is plenty.. Anything more than that IS OVERKILL! ROFL... "glances at sig"...
post #9 of 22
You can do pretty much everything with 2 gigs in 64bit. I found that the only thing that benefited for me was crysis or other games like cod4 single player on high settings. With 2 gigs and my quad core I could do all normal everyday activities without issue. Crysis would hang or drop to about 10fps every 15sec or so and got really annoying. I could play cod4 online without issue.

With 4 gigs the most I usually use on a general hard basis is around 2.8gigs. Games like crysis will run far smoother with 3 or 4 gigs or ram.
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post #10 of 22
Well, the recommended system requirements is 1GB of memory.
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