Vista and RAM

By sellmesanity ยท 9 replies
May 1, 2007
  1. I am wondering for those of you that had 1gb of ram and upgraded to 2gb, if it made a difference in Vista, and how much of a difference, along with what differences?

  2. kissx

    kissx TS Enthusiast Posts: 70

    yes, go with 2 gigs of ram, it will speed things up in vista
  3. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,485   +45

    2 gigs of some decent ram will do you nicely for a long time, there u go
  4. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,090

    If you can afford it, got with 2 gigs. Vista will run just fine on 1gig though. But it will run much better on 2.
  5. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,485   +45

    lol how do you guys distinquish "just fine" and "much better" because I thought to us enthusiast "just fine"= "much better"
  6. IBN

    IBN TS Guru Posts: 487

    I am running vista ultimate edition and its going pretty good with my 1GB of RAM.
  7. sellmesanity

    sellmesanity TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 162

    Alright, I will just wait for the prices to drop a little then i'm getting the ram. Hopefully everything will be super snappy. Thanks guys. Any more testimonials are welcome!
  8. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,090

    Its the same thing that some people say about XP not being able to run smoothly on 256mb or less. Which is totally wrong. By "just fine" I mean that Vista will run just fine. But I think it does run better on 2 gigs, this is why I added a gig to my laptop 3 weeks after I bought it! I could have gotten by with a gig. But I wanted to see how much better 2 gigs were and I am glad that I did. All I am saying is that Vista will run smoothly on a gig and not like a 3 legged dog as some would say.
  9. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,485   +45

    I guess my issue is that I dont think he posted this thread to "just get by" like a 3 legged dog in which he could do. I think he found "techspot" and not the "dell forums" for that reason, but I do entirely agree with you. cheers :)
  10. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,090

    Wel yeah you are right, all we were trying to say I guess is IF he is in doubt of whether to spend the dough on another gig, maybe he should see what he thinks of just having a gig first. Which by the way. I had 2 512 chips. So I had to buy 2 1 gig chips and they were around $120 each. He may have not even realize this at the moment. That is assuming IF he asking this about a laptop he has or is planning to buy.
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