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Old 02-10-2012, 12:48 AM   #21
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Default Re: Computer needs more memory, deleting processes

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Anybody buying a new PC with Windows 7, don't believe the advertised memory requirements. Anything less than 4GB and you will be swapping most of the time (swap = slow). Also, dual processors running at a minimum 2 GHz should be the minimum.
4GB with Windows 7 is barely enough to get me working. I've got 6GB at home, and it's pleasant. 8GB at work and I never have memory issue or swap at all there.

If your processor is 64bit capable, you may want to consider upgrading to Windows 7 64bit and going up to 4GB of RAM. You will feel a big difference.
Are you sure 4GB is the limit your system can handle (not your version of XP, but the hardware). Go to crucial.com and put in your system. They'll know for sure.

If you're not upgrading from a 32bit OS, don't bother upgrading from 3Gb of RAM.

I may only reboot once every other month with Windows 7 64bit, but lately I've been restarting Firefox every couple of weeks due to memory leaks. Right now, my Firefox process is using 1.7GB of RAM. I'm pretty due for a restart.
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:28 AM   #22
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4GB with Windows 7 is barely enough to get me working. I've got 6GB at home, and it's pleasant. 8GB at work and I never have memory issue or swap at all there.
I was working on a friend of a friends Win7 laptop. 1.8Ghz single core with 2GB RAM. What a dog ! If you started more than 1 app it would swap continuously.
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