Memory upgrade for Windows 7 32bit
Posted on 2011-10-11
I have a computer with Windows 7 32bit with 2Gb of RAM, they are two modules of 1Gb each. The computer has space for 4 modules.
I want to add more memory, so I planned to add 4Gb more of RAM, to have 6Gb, I know that in order to be fully able to see all that memory is using the 64bit version of Windows 7.
I know that Windows 7 64bit, uses most memory for the mere fact of being 64bit, and my main doubt is if it needs exactly the double of RAM, because I see in the Microsoft minimum requirements that 1GB is the minimum for 32Bit and 2GB for the 64Bit, i.e. exactly the double.
So, I wonder that if I add just 1GB of RAM, so to have 3GB and stay with Windows 7 32bit, will be the same, in terms of available memory for programs, that adding 4GB so to have 6GB and install Windows 7 64bit.
The main use for this computer is Visual Studio 2010, Delphi XE, and Office applications.
I hope I explained well. Thanks for your comments.