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March 16, 2012 8:04:45 AM

Hello

If I have a computer with Windows 7 64 bit, how much minimum memory will be needed to have good, decent game play and what is the minimum speed I should get?

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March 16, 2012 10:12:41 AM

For a decent game play you need minimum 4GB RAM. The minimu speed 1333Mhz.
Because is cheap most of the people buy 8GB RAM.
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March 16, 2012 11:11:35 AM

g335 said:
Hello

If I have a computer with Windows 7 64 bit, how much minimum memory will be needed to have good, decent game play and what is the minimum speed I should get?

windows 7 64 bit has minimum memory requirement of 2 gb. for gaming, minimum 4 gb is usually recommended. since memory is inexpensive now, people get 8 gb (2x 4gb) and sometimes 16 gb (4x 4gb or 2x 8gb) for system ram. most gaming gfx card require at least 1 gb system ram.
ram's speed depend on the cpu because the memory controller is built into the cpu. intel's latest sandy bridge cpus support ddr3 1066 and ddr3 1333 ram by default. with a memory overclocking supportedt chipset (p67 or z68), one can use higher speed ram like ddr3 1600 to ddr3 2133~. for example,
http://ark.intel.com/products/52210?wapkw=intel+core+i5...
sandy bridge e series cpus can support ddr3 1600 by default. they need the memory to be arranged in quad channel more for optimal performance.
http://ark.intel.com/products/63697/Intel-Core-i7-3930K...
amd's fx series cpus and a-series apus support up to ddr3 1866.
http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/processors/amdfx...
http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/processors/a-ser...
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March 16, 2012 11:29:48 AM

All depends on your MOBO and CPU, the LGA 1155 I generally recommend a kit of 4x4GB DDR3-1600 CAS 9, LGA 1366 3x4GB DDR3-1600 CAS 9, AM3 (non-FX) 4x4GB DDR3-1333 CAS 8/9 or OC @ DDR3-1600, AM3+ (FX) 4x4GB DDR3-1866 CAS 9, and LGA 2011 4x4GB DDR3-1600 CAS 9.

Obviously, >4GB of RAM requires a 64-bit OS; keep in mind the x64 limits for Windows 7 (Basic = 8GB, Home Premium = 16 GB, and Professional/Ultimate/Enterprise = 192) ; see - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop...(v=vs.85).aspx#physical_memory_limits_windows_7

Gaming especially a 64-bit games does indeed benefit from more RAM than most folks realize, nice article - http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ram-memory-upgrade,...
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