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Standard User wingco1
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 30-May-11 19:53:15
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Is 1gb of RAM enough...


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To run a Vista Home Basic equipped desktop at a decent speed?
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(Unregistered)Mon 30-May-11 19:56:26
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No I would advise to have as much as youcan afford.

For XP: 1gb Minimum up to whatever you can afford
Vista & Win 7: Minimum 2gb but 4gb is better.
Standard User cavillas
(knowledge is power) Mon 30-May-11 20:20:37
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It should be ok if not too many apps or services are run together, 2gb would be much better though.

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Standard User krazykizza
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 30-May-11 20:31:53
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I wouldn't personally buy a computer with less than 2GB of DDR3. Ideally I'd want a minimum of 4GB, expandable upto 16/32

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Standard User camieabz
(legend) Mon 30-May-11 20:57:57
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2GB would be far better.

My 'slicked' Vista system boots up and once idling is using 1.2GB (30%). However, that's with a couple of security suites onboard. You might want to consider some extra-clever optimisation. If so, PM me.

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 30-May-11 22:05:22
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I run Pentium 4, 2Ghz, laptop with 1Gb, Win7 Pro and Office 2007 on 40GB HD, and it's perfectly fine for home user. Seems faster then it was with XP.

It may not be with Vista though....
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Standard User wingco1
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 30-May-11 22:41:00
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It's my friends box and I've killed just about everything using msconfig. Yet it still starts very slowly. Full virus scan, ccleaner (inc registry), malwarebytes, superantispyware all used with little effect.

Next time I'm at his house I'll grab some specs.
Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 30-May-11 23:10:04
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It's my friends box and I've killed just about everything using msconfig. Yet it still starts very slowly. Full virus scan, ccleaner (inc registry), malwarebytes, superantispyware all used with little effect.

Next time I'm at his house I'll grab some specs.

If you do mean very slow chances are its probably mucked up beyond feasible repair without reinstalling windows.. It is quite possible some of the hardware is degrading though.

Have you checked CPU utlization in task manager to check if anything is constantly using a lot of CPU?

Perhaps a mass removal of programs (including security programs) and then reinstall minimal neccessary might get some performance back. Stale Java, flash, shockwave, etc.

If not on SP2, upgrading to SP2 might help.

Check no missing device drivers.

Check it's running the high performance power plan and that it hasn't been modified.

Check paging file settings are on automatic.

1GB should be enough to run Vista smoothly, with web browsing and office applications and media playing, providing a lightweight AV is installed and minimal other stuff.

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Standard User wingco1
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 31-May-11 10:52:34
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Thanks for the advice. I'll see what he wants to do.
Standard User iand
(experienced) Wed 15-Jun-11 20:05:28
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you have possibly done it but my win7 uses 1.7G so I would have thought 2G is about right

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