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.
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.