Vista Home Basic 32bit

By Tha General
Dec 19, 2008
  1. Hey yall. I am buying my new rig soon, and it comes with XP pro, however i plan to upgrade to Vista home basic 32bit, how much ram do you need to run that OS, perfectly?

    The rig comes with 2.4ghz and its a gateway prebuilt Intel Pentium Dual Core, with DDR2 2GB Memory. I am told it can hold 4GB, not really sure on it tho.
  2. virgin Jello

    virgin Jello TS Rookie

    Vista Home will run okay with 2Gb sytem RAM but 3Gb is the sweetspot for Vista Home. As a rule of thumb, 1.5 for XP 3 for Vista minimum, however a 32bit operating system can not address 4Gb of memory, just not in the cards. 64bit
    operating systems can.
  3. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,106

    Alright cool, i will upgrade to 3GB once i get the rig. I want to keep things system for my secondary rig, so vista home basic 32bit seems perfect. :)
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