1GB v 2GB Opinions wanted please

  ross_mcculloch 16:04 26 Dec 2007

I'm after a new PC and can't decided whether to go for 1 or 2 GB...I don't do gaming but watch videos, listen to music, online radio, emails, updating my employer's website and a few other bits n bobs.

Any thoughts?

  brundle 16:17 26 Dec 2007

2gb for Vista

  ross_mcculloch 16:22 26 Dec 2007

Thanks for the swift response, I'm also not sure whether to go for Vista or XP...decisions decisions!?!

  Pamy 16:24 26 Dec 2007

you may not have a choice with a new computer

  bremner 16:24 26 Dec 2007

With the current price of RAM I would always go for as much as I could afford.

As brundle has said I would not consider less than 2GB for a Vista machine - then again from choice I would have XP

  kindly 16:25 26 Dec 2007

I am using XP but have access to vista on my sons comp. Although his has more things on it I still prefere the XP system. Mainly because I am used to it and it has so many drivers for different things. I guess that is about the only thing that is not going for vista.

  symphony 21:09 26 Dec 2007

I'm no expert but been reading into this and those in the know say go for 2 GB to run Vista. I'm buying soon and I'm going for 2GB plus.

  mazuk 02:39 29 Dec 2007

I would recommend 2gb whether xp or vista simply because you can never have enough RAM just when you thought you had enough a program you use ends up chewing it all up so go for it...

  Zak 10:23 29 Dec 2007

You should be looking at 2GB minimum. If WinXP max 4GB RAM but

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  postie24 14:06 30 Dec 2007

Im not too sure,but i think you need a 64bit operating system to make it worth while using extra ram above 3gb in xp,Vista then thats fine.

  bremner 14:50 30 Dec 2007

To be clear - 32 bit XP or Vista has a maximum RAM capability of 4GB. In reality for memory addressing reasons both can only handle 3GB.

A 64 bit version of XP or Vista can address much more than 4GB of RAM

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