Windows - RAM and virtual memory

December 2016


Windows - RAM and virtual memory



What's amount of RAM required for your PC?


Everything depends on the operating system installed and the type use.
The more memory installed the better. In order to run resource-intensive softwares (games,video editing ,graphics design...) you will need 1024MB minimum.
The following values ??are minimums given as indicative .
These values ??may vary depending on the processor and installed devices .
OS: Windows XP
  • Usage: Office + Internet surfing
  • RAM: 256 MB minimum, 512MB for the simultaneous use of multiple applications.

OS: Windows XP
  • Usage: 3D Games and image processing.
  • RAM: 512 MB minimum,.

OS: Windows XP
  • Usage: 3D Games or video editing.
  • RAM: 1024 MB minimum,.

OS: Windows 2000 Pro
  • Usage: Office + Internet surfing
  • RAM: 192 MB mini, 256 mb for the simultaneous use of multiple applications.

OS : Windows 2000 Pro
  • Usage: 3D Games or image processing.
  • RAM: 256-384 MB

OS : Windows 2000 Pro
  • Usage: 3D Games or video editing.
  • RAM: 512 MB ??minimum,.

OS : Windows 98 , 95 and NT 4.0
  • Usage: Office + Internet surfing
  • RAM: 64 MB minimum, 128MB for multitasking.

OS : Windows 98 , 95 and NT 4.0
  • Usage: 3D Games or image processing.
  • RAM: 128 MB minimum,.

OS : Windows Vista (without Aero interface)
  • Usage: Office + Internet surfing.
  • RAM: 512 MB ??minimum.

OS : Windows Vista (with Aero interface)
  • Usage: Office + Internet surfing.
  • RAM: 1 GB minimum ( with a powerful graphics card).

OS : Windows Vista (with Aero interface)
  • Usage: 3D Games or video editing
  • RAM: 1.5 to 2 GB (with a powerful graphics card).

OS : Windows Seven (without Aero interface )
  • Use: Office + Internet
  • RAM: 1GB , 512 MB minimum.

OS : Windows Seven (with Aero interface )
  • Use: Office + Internet
  • RAM: 1GB mini, 2GB recommended.

How much Virtual Memory is needed?


Ideally, we will need adjust the size of the virtual memory to 1.5 times the amount of RAM installed.
To adjust the size of the virtual memory, go to:
  • Start> Control Panel> System > Advanced System Settings.
  • Under "Performance" click "Settings".
  • Go under the "Advanced" tab.
  • Under "Virtual Memory", click "Edit".
    • Initial size = 1.5 times the amount of RAM installed.
    • Maximum size = Same as the initial size to avoid fragmentation.

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