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Is 4 GB of ram enough for todays programs and for Windows 7 Home 64 bit?
My notebook can go upto 8 GB but just was wondering that if today it's recommended to have at least 6 GB or more.
    
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In my opinion, 4GB is just fine for a laptop. I really doubt you'll be using too many RAM/CPU intensive programs with a Core i3.

You'd probably be better off upgrading to an SSD than upgrading to 8GB.
Edited by thisischuck01 - 2/28/11 at 7:25pm
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post #3 of 40
Depends on what programs you use
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Piranha_Owns;12563056 
Depends on what programs you use

Completely this. Some cases even 4GB is overkill. Some cases completely the opposite.
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post #5 of 40
4gb is perfect and 6gb leaves breathing room, so 4 should be fine, 8 is overkill.
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Deoends on if you play games that require a sh>> load of memory, like when I play StarCraft 2 sometimes I crash to desktop because of not enough memory. Definitely need to grab myself 4 more gigs of memory.
post #7 of 40
4GB would be sufficient for gaming. But it really depends on what you'll run on your PC.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by brandontaz2k2;12563100 
Deoends on if you play games that require a sh>> load of memory, like when I play StarCraft 2 sometimes I crash to desktop because of not enough memory. Definitely need to grab myself 4 more gigs of memory.

No, Starcraft 2, like any modern PC game, is a 32 bit program. 32 bit programs can only access 2gb of memory.

If you're crashing, it's some other problem, or you've got a ton of background tasks hogging the RAM.
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gues i went to far on the overkill i got 16gb ram
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