Intel Pentium G2030

Shrinidhi Yeri
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Is a computer which has features 4GB ram and Intel Pentium G2030 3.00GHz processor good enough to run Windows 7 64bit
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Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software Engineer
Commented:
Yes.  Although ....

8 GB would be preferable - memory is cheap, stick another 4 GB in.

For a desktop system, I'd want a 4 core CPU with at least 6 MB cache instead of this 2 core CPU with 3 MB cache.  But if this is a laptop it's sufficient.
Software & Systems Engineer
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It would work just great ...i even had 2020 and it was more than sufficient...besides "normal" OS operations (Office,VS,Surfimg)occassionally i was running a couple of VMs just fine  ...the only -critical - difference was the SSD...this alone can make even mediocre systems working great
Top Expert 2013
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post a bit more info - what model motherboard - or pc is this? - and what disk model ?
the throughput depends on the bus speed, and disk transfer speed also

if you want to run a fast system - just swap your harddrive for an SSD - they're becoming rather cheap nowadays
here an example :  https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-75E250B-AM/dp/B00OAJ412U
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RaminTechnical Advisor
Commented:
Yes you have all that you need.

these are  Windows 7 system requirements by Microsoft Support:                    By me to run smoother:

1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor                          3 GHz  or higher  (x64)  

1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)                                                           at least 4GB

16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)                                            at least 150 GB
Top Expert 2013

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i've turned much older models into  fast running W7 systems by swapping the HDD for an SSD
Jackie Man IT Manager
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John TsioumprisSoftware & Systems Engineer

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