Should i install Windows 7 with only 2GB of RAM?) Currently using Windows XP Pro Programs that i have open all the time: Wow mouse drivers - WoWMTray.exe - 2124K ZoneAlarm - zclient.exe - 3368K Avira Antivir - avshadow.exe - 1508K and avgnt.exe - 1456K Logitech keyboard drivers - SetPoint.exe - 8172K vTune (Palits gpu tuning program) - 3584K
So thats only about 20MB of programs while idle. + my OS processes..
I would use Windows 7 32bit. Or should i just keep using Windows XP Pro 32bit? I could disable Aero if thats a bottleneck. I never have any programs open while playing a game. (except for the 5 programs i mentioned above which use 20MB of RAM all together.) Only when playing WoW i rareley have either Winamp or Skype open. Never together though.
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Yes you could, 32 bit isnt that ram hungry. You will run out on ram of very demanding games though -
So i couldnt play BC2 or GTA IV on Medium with Windows 7 and 2GB ram? id have to use windows xp?
You should be able, but more ram would be great- But you will be able to play..
Windows 7 eats about 600-800MB of RAM by itself. For newer games 2GB may not be enough to prevent the system from running out of RAM after a while. I had to upgrade to 4GB before I could get StarCraft 2 to run properly. I worked with 2GB, but the extra 2GB made a huge difference.
Are you using 64 bit or 32 bit?
I already tried my system with 2 gb- win 7 32 bits, its ok, but you do feel the need for more ram, as i said earlier, am now running 64 bit with 6 gb ram, though i rarely use more than 3.5, max-