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Is 2gb of RAM enough to run Vista x64 efficiently? Or will there be noticeable slow down opposed to having 4gb?
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It should run fine. I installed it about a week before I got my second set of sticks to be ready and it ran just the same as X86
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I honestly would get 4GB of ram before going to vista, espcially 64-bit because it takes more ram than 32-bit vista because of the WoW Emulator.

It'll probably be fine as long as you tweak your windows and don't run tons of background applications.. but I got out of ram errors in crysis and wic with 2GB but that was way back when vista first came out and before crysis and wic were patched.
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Ok. So 4gb it is. Thanks.
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I would have to agree that 4gb of ram is almost needed. For a while I had 2gb and I had no problem using it up just playing music, browsing, and folding (came to 1.75gb)
Edit: I wouldn't run Vista on that desktop, especially with your graphics card.
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what is the point of x64 with 2gb? lol, actually there was a review recently that recommended greater than 8gb for x64 being the only advantage. Since, as mentioned x64 uses more ram, at 4gb x86 actually has more ram available, and many applications are still designed for x86, and so even with plenty of ram they can't use any more.
    
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id say 2gb with 64 bit has the same performance as 2gb with 32bit
i went with 64 bit for futre proofing.
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post #8 of 8
It'll run fine, but if 4GB is in your budget go for that.

My rig runs fine on x64 as well as my laptop

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