In general how much RAM is good to have in a 64 bit system?

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  1. internetgeek profile image60
    internetgeekposted 12 years ago

    How much RAM do you have in your 64 bit system?

    1. kschang profile image89
      kschangposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      8GB or so should be good. 4GB is what a 32-bit system should have.

    2. profile image0
      Rad Manposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      As much as possible. Find out how much your machine will allow and fill it up.

    3. profile image0
      mts1098posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I would add the memory proportional to cpu and disk and what you intend to do with the computer not necessarily because it is 64 bit...

    4. BlissfulWriter profile image71
      BlissfulWriterposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      At least 8 GB.  More if you want to keep your computer for many years longer.

    5. Mittalmailbox profile image62
      Mittalmailboxposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      It depends on which operating system you are using. Windows XP 64 bit will do good with 2GB of RAM. While the latest OS like Windows 7 and Windows 8 it is recommended to use at least 4GB of RAM.

  2. Jacksmack316 profile image66
    Jacksmack316posted 12 years ago

    I'm sure 4GB would be fine, but with ram as cheap as it is I'd go as high as your wallet will allow. I run 8GB DDR3 1333 in my machine and it was less than $50 I believe. So you can probably find 16GB for around $80-90. Like I say though it all depends on what your willing to spend, which is why I only have 8GB big_smile.

  3. T. R. Brown profile image58
    T. R. Brownposted 12 years ago

    I agree with Jacksmack, but you also need to check your system to determine the maximum supported RAM.  There are still a lot of laptops on the market that will only support 8GB so be sure to check.

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    devjeetposted 12 years ago

    I'm using 64 bit Windows 7 operating system and it is working fine for me. BTW system has 4GB RAM.

  5. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 12 years ago

    I've got 4GB RAM on my 64-bit Windows system too, and it seems sufficient, but as my HDD fills up, the system is slowing down, so a RAM upgrade might be in order.

    I remember when 16MB of RAM was a lot! lol

    1. profile image0
      devjeetposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      How much HDD you are using?

      1. IzzyM profile image87
        IzzyMposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        On a partitioned drive of 350/150Gbs. I've used up 2/3rds of the available space. I've started working with video files and really need more RAM, not disk space, at least not yet. But its OK just now, not desperate yet.

    2. Arren123 profile image60
      Arren123posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      And how much 16MB's cost in those days

  6. Kangaroo_Jase profile image74
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 12 years ago

    Computers are sufficient for about 4Gb of RAM. Having more does not benefit a 64bit system. In fact having a large amount of RAM is rather useless and doesn't really speed up your computer beyond having 4GB.

    Only two types of programs would benefit from having 2.5GB or more RAM for a program and that is software designed for video editing and software for audio processing.

    1. profile image0
      Rad Manposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      What more ram does is allow you to open more programs at the same time without the system using the hard-drive for memory.

      There are more than two types of programs that benefit from more Ram. All adobe products for example need large amounts of memory. Especially Photoshop.

      1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image74
        Kangaroo_Jaseposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Then we have a third, photo editing programs like Photoshop or GIMP are a field I forgot about in terms of large memory requirements.

  7. Arren123 profile image60
    Arren123posted 12 years ago

    In general I would say as much as your computers motherboard will let you. With putting in a much as your computer will let you, will enable you to use more programs at the same time and besides some programs are memory hunger. If you like me you have a window open and then another and another and so, over a short time you are using a far amount of memory and before you know it your computers memory is running low

    Memory limits for windows 7, 64 bit
    Starter: 8GB
    Home Basic: 8GB
    Home Premium: 16GB
    Professional: 192GB
    Enterprise: 192GB
    Ultimate: 192GB

  8. Vledoc profile image59
    Vledocposted 12 years ago

    I would recommend at least 4 GB of RAM to really be comfortable.  My Macbook Air now has 4 and I can't tell the difference between it and my old computer that has TWELVE.

  9. Emmanuel Marosi profile image41
    Emmanuel Marosiposted 11 years ago

    Most of the memory size depend largely on the data bus and the CPU speed. Normally data buses and CPU speeds are compatible in all systems. This is because the CPU socket comes with the motherboard and the mobo manufacturers build them both to specifications that will allow them to work well. In addition they build data buses to transfer data from the CPU to the memory and other components and vice versa. Mobo manufacturers therefore recommend certain amount of memory to be installed on a particular mobo. It may do you no good if you overload your computer with memory. This cause conflicts as well. The best thing to do is to find out how much memory the mobo manufacturer specified and fill it up.


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