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    Question Is 2GB RAM good enough for gaming on win 7?

    I want 2 use win 7 & play games............Is 2GB RAM good enough for gaming on dat os?.....................Or should I increase my ram to 4 gb...........

    - I want 2 know dat when in times of gaming will I notice dat I need more ram like when windows say dere is low virtual memory or something else ..........

    - Which type of game feeds more ram like FPS,TPS,RPG,Strategy,Sanbox,racing or something else ?........
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    Default Re: Is 2GB RAM good enough for gaming on win 7?

    i will prefer 4gb 2gb is okay for win7 32bit, but not good at all... and mostly game speed depend on your gfx card. that means, stronger gfx card = smoother and better game play. :blush:

    ram uses depends on game type, more in game objects = more ram needed... like Gothic III tooks a massive ram... or Star wars froce unleashed... like gta vc took only 256mb ram and gta iv tooks more then 1.3gb..
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    Default Re: Is 2GB RAM good enough for gaming on win 7?

    i think 2 gigabyte ram is not good enough for gaming on windows 7.but still you can play games.but it would be better and smoother to have 3-4 GB ram for gaming in windows 7.

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    Default Re: Is 2GB RAM good enough for gaming on win 7?

    I would recommend 4GB RAM as a standard for any gaming PC. 2GB is the bare minimum.

    But if you're planning on doing a platform upgrade then save that cash for later.
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    Default Re: Is 2GB RAM good enough for gaming on win 7?

    get 4gb. 2GB isn't enough.

    U can utilize all of it in 32bit windoews as well.I can provide a patch,lemme know when you want to pair 4GB with 32-bit Win7.I personally use 32-bit windows beacause some of programs and 1'f my hardawares does not go with 64 bit win 7.
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    Default Re: Is 2GB RAM good enough for gaming on win 7?

    @Hemlock ...enabling PAE doesn't utilize 4GB RAM in 32 bit Windows....so don't think about it.

    BTW for 32 Bit 3GB would enough for games upto 2011.

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    Default Re: Is 2GB RAM good enough for gaming on win 7?

    It depends on the type of gaming you will do, sandboxes draw a lot more ram than any other.
    Pro tip: at avg, at least 3GB ram needed to play in win7 (at ease).
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    Default Re: Is 2GB RAM good enough for gaming on win 7?

    Quote Originally Posted by AmareX View Post
    It depends on the type of gaming you will do, sandboxes draw a lot more ram than any other.
    Pro tip: at avg, at least 3GB ram needed to play in win7 (at ease).
    I play sandbox & racing game mostly...........So I guess I need more ram........

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    Default Re: Is 2GB RAM good enough for gaming on win 7?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sumon View Post
    @Hemlock...enabling PAE doesn't utilize 4GB RAM in 32 bit Windows....so don't think about it.

    BTW for 32 Bit 3GB would enough for games upto 2011.
    How can you be so sure that I 'm talikng about Physcal ADD. Extens. ?

    And what am i thinking about......? Don 't really understand how that sentence goes with rest 'f the conversation.
    Lame to be honest, only if you don 't mind me saying it.

    FYI, im utilizing all 4GB.
    I have not yet had the chance to verfify if a single app has been able to utilize over 2GB.But i sure can utilize all 'f it with multilple APPs and through 4 instances 'f mem test.
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    Default Re: Is 2GB RAM good enough for gaming on win 7?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hemlock View Post
    FYI, im utilizing all 4GB.
    I have not yet had the chance to verfify if a single app has been able to utilize over 2GB.But i sure can utilize all 'f it with multilple APPs and through 4 instances 'f mem test.
    How did you manage to do that without PAE?
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    Default Re: Is 2GB RAM good enough for gaming on win 7?

    It'll only 'show' what it sees, not what it uses.
    Switch to 64bit and call quits to this retarded debate already -_-'

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    Default Re: Is 2GB RAM good enough for gaming on win 7?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hemlock View Post
    How can you be so sure that I 'm talikng about Physcal ADD. Extens. ?

    And what am i thinking about......? Don 't really understand how that sentence goes with rest 'f the conversation.
    Lame to be honest, only if you don 't mind me saying it.

    FYI, im utilizing all 4GB.
    I have not yet had the chance to verfify if a single app has been able to utilize over 2GB.But i sure can utilize all 'f it with multilple APPs and through 4 instances 'f mem test.

    seriously PAE only G enables 4GB RAM...not physically.
    It is impossible to add 4GB Instruction in 32Bit system.

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    Default Re: Is 2GB RAM good enough for gaming on win 7?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wintereise View Post
    It'll only 'show' what it sees, not what it uses.
    Switch to 64bit and call quits to this retarded debate already -_-'
    Yes I know, I wasn't expecting some miracle patch...
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    Default Re: Is 2GB RAM good enough for gaming on win 7?

    Chill down guys...

    I myself do not if there is another way.

    I was talking about a patch here and don 't know how it works. So y i wanted to know if SUMON was confident.

    And btw,with this patch applied my benchies are better on the X86 OS than they are on win 7 x64.Crysis Warhead,VANTAGE.
    I repeat that i do not know yet how much available RAM is provided to a single app after this patch.
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    Default Re: Is 2GB RAM good enough for gaming on win 7?

    I can assure 100% that PAE just graphically enables system config to let you see 4GB RAM in 32 bit.
    Hemlock if you read in Computer science you can see there is no possibility for getting 4GB instruction in 32 bit [x86].

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    Default Re: Is 2GB RAM good enough for gaming on win 7?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sumon View Post
    I can assure 100% that PAE just graphically enables system config to let you see 4GB RAM in 32 bit.
    Hemlock if you read in Computer science you can see there is no possibility for getting 4GB instruction in 32 bit [x86].
    Thnx. Just needed to be sure. I do get your point.
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    Default Re: Is 2GB RAM good enough for gaming on win 7?

    I thought PAE actually makes windows use an extra 4bit of addressing space? Atleast thats what I thought, hence the 4GB of RAM is indeed utilised properly, and not just graphically. Technically though, yes, 32bit can never address 4GB of system memory, since 2^32 = around 4GB, but the video cards and other components would eat up resources

    Edit: found a link. Yeah, PAE does make the windows properly utilise 4GB, actually more because it comes up to 2^36 = around 68GB, but of course the OS cap wouldnt allow that much
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    Default Re: Is 2GB RAM good enough for gaming on win 7?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mazhar View Post
    I thought PAE actually makes windows use an extra 4bit of addressing space? Atleast thats what I thought, hence the 4GB of RAM is indeed utilised properly, and not just graphically. Technically though, yes, 32bit can never address 4GB of system memory, since 2^32 = around 4GB, but the video cards and other components would eat up resources

    Edit: found a link. Yeah, PAE does make the windows properly utilise 4GB, actually more because it comes up to 2^36 = around 68GB, but of course the OS cap wouldnt allow that much
    A lot 'f it is indeed utilised. I 've chkd with multiple instances of memtest.
    I have made note of performance improvements before and after the patch.

    And the insane amount 'f memory previously allocated as hardware reserved for the graphics cards is also unlocked. Only 2MBs are reserved for hardware now. By default , A lot 'f my system memory would be occupied as hardware reserve due to the big brain graphics cards present in my system.
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    Default Re: Is 2GB RAM good enough for gaming on win 7?

    I'm running Windows 7 64-bit using 2GB RAM (800MHz) and I am facing no problem with the OS, everything's fast and loads at good speed. I've played games like CoD:MW2, Resident Evil 5, Blur, Unreal Tournament 3, StarCraft 2 and many others while using this OS. And all those games ran smoothly at high graphics (my card is a HD4670).
    I dont plan on getting a 4GB anytime soon on this PC, as I don't need it at all.



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    Default Re: Is 2GB RAM good enough for gaming on win 7?

    Quote Originally Posted by Flame View Post
    I'm running Windows 7 64-bit using 2GB RAM (800MHz) and I am facing no problem with the OS, everything's fast and loads at good speed. I've played games like CoD:MW2, Resident Evil 5, Blur, Unreal Tournament 3, StarCraft 2 and many others while using this OS. And all those games ran smoothly at high graphics (my card is a HD4670).
    I dont plan on getting a 4GB anytime soon on this PC, as I don't need it at all.
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