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How much memory is in your Windows machine?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Mark Holtz, Jul 1, 2009.

How much memory is in your primary Windows box?

  1. less than 1 GB

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. 1 GB

    3 vote(s)
    2.6%
  3. 2 GB

    4 vote(s)
    3.5%
  4. 4 GB

    29 vote(s)
    25.4%
  5. 6 GB

    58 vote(s)
    50.9%
  6. 8 GB

    5 vote(s)
    4.4%
  7. more than 8 GB

    15 vote(s)
    13.2%
  1. Jul 1, 2009 #1 of 46
    Mark Holtz

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    Take 2 on expanding my memory... thank goodness for lifetime warranty... I had some problematic Patriot memory, and ended up RMAing it. Patriot took less time in replacing it than my procrastinating in actually shipping it back. :(

    My home box, which was already expanded from 2 GB to 4 GB earlier this year, got bumped up to 8 GB last week. It feels that my copy of Vista 64-bit is finally more usable now than at 2 GB. Of course, my primary OS is still XP, and my box can't recognize more than 3.5 GB under XP.

    As for my laptop... it was already maxed out at 1 GB for years.

    So, the question becomes... how much memory is in your primary Windows box?
     
  2. Jul 1, 2009 #2 of 46
    Tom Robertson

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    Laptop 2gb (win7-64), desktop (less used, Vista 32) 4gb.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  3. Jul 1, 2009 #3 of 46
    Sixto

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    2GB is just right.
     
  4. Jul 1, 2009 #4 of 46
    Michael D'Angelo

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    Desktop 4GB - Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit
    Laptop 4GB - Windows Home Premium 64-bit
     
  5. Jul 1, 2009 #5 of 46
    harsh

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    I've found that each successive release of Windows cries out for double the RAM of the previous version. Windows 2000 Professional on my daily driver seems to be pretty happy with 750MB. My high-zoot XP Pro box is seems a little thin with 2GB in comparison. Putting in a super-fast hard drive helped quite a bit with XP Pro. The Athlon 750 running Debian 5 moves very nicely with 256MB of RAM.
     
  6. Jul 1, 2009 #6 of 46
    naijai

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    Laptop 2GB (Vista & Win 7)
    Desktop 3GB (Vista & Win 7)
     
  7. Jul 1, 2009 #7 of 46
    roadrunner1782

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    I didn't vote, only because 3gb wasn't an option.
     
  8. Jul 1, 2009 #8 of 46
    Getteau

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    home laptop - 2G 32b Vista Ultimate
    home PC - 3G 32 XP SP3
    work laptop - 4G 64b Vista Ultimate
     
  9. Jul 1, 2009 #9 of 46
    HDJulie

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  10. barryb

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    2 gigs in this computer, 8 in my water cooled monster at work.
     
  11. Hansen

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    8 GB on circa 2008 desktop
    4 GB on circa 2009 laptop
    2 GB on circa 2004 laptop
     
  12. Grentz

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    2GB on my C2D Laptop with Vista x64
    2GB/Soon to be 4GB (Coming tomorrow) on my C2D desktop with Vista x64

    I have seen a lot of benchmarks, tests, and comparisons and 4GB is the sweet spot. There is a gain over 2GB still while going from 4GB to 8GB really does not yield too much advantage unless you have applications taking up a good chunk of it (most, even power users, do not). The latency on most 8GB RAM will lead to decreased performance over 4GB for most tasks and even when it is fast 8GB RAM, it is usually just on par with 4GB.
     
  13. Steve615

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    6GB DDR3 in my new HP HDX18 laptop. :)
    I will have to check the HP Slimline s3220n later to see what is in it.

    UPDATE: 4GB DDR2 in the HP Slimline.
     
  14. smiddy

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    I am using 64 bit Windows 7 RC with 12 GB of RAM. I have rarely needed more than 3 GB. If I am taxing the system I can get it to use all of it. Usually that is by using the Seti@home software, which can also use my GPU for a total of 9 processors running at once to do calculations. I have yet to find another program to tax my memory as high, even when I tweak Windows. My system is blazing fast and I load all DLLs into RAM (not the page file).
     
  15. ncxcstud

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    2GB in laptop

    4GB in desktop
     
  16. jerry downing

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    2 GB now, but if I decide to go with 64 bit Win 7, I will add as needed. More than that now with 32 bit Windows Vista will only serve to generate heat.
     
  17. fluffybear

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    Maxed it out at 4gb
     
  18. Caddo-Miller

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    My wife's Desktop -- 2GB XP
    My wife's Laptop -- 3GB Vista
    My Desktop -- 4GB Vista
    My Laptop -- 2GB XP
     
  19. wingrider01

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    Game machine 1 - 16GB
    Game machine 2-4 - 8GB
    Laptop 4GB
    Media PC - 16GB

    All running 64bit Vista Ultimate or Windows 7 RC1
     
  20. Mike Bertelson

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    Wow, system requirements for XP are 64MB. My XP desktop runs great at 1GB and while running distributed computed software in the background.

    To the OP, my primary machine is my laptop with 4GB.

    Mike
     

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