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Memory usage 64 vs 32bit

  1. #11

    Quote Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I think for systems with such a small RAM an SSD is a must.
    Very true. In any modern OS almost all of RAM is used as some form of cache for data in mass storage, the HD or SSD. Most documentation will not call it that but in practice that is what it is. The more RAM you have the more data that can be cached. But with fast mass storage there is less need for caching and you can get by with less RAM.
    But RAM is still cheaper than SSD, faster too.

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  2. #12

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    Vista and Win7

    RAM may be cheaper than SSDs (although I doubt that and you almost always have to replace the whole set), but many mobos are restricted to 2GB or 4GB.
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  3. #13

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    win 7 8 10

    WIth 2GB ram and an SSD I rarely notice any lag. Just setup WIn7-32 on an Athlon XP2100 with 1 (one) GB and a 40GB HDD - Runs pretty decent for just basic browsing under 5-6 tabs.
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