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#1 ihearyou

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 07:39 AM

Hi forum,

 

Just a quick question regarding ram.

 

When you see software requirements on the boxes - Lets say for example Autocad and it requires 4GB to run on a Windows 7 64bit Platform, Does this mean it needs 4GB of free system memory which aint in use or does this mean just 4GB of memory installed into the machine regardless of the amount free at the time you want to run the software?

 

For example to run Autocad and Windows 7 64bit you would need actually 8GB - 2gb dedicated to the OS and the last 4GB dedicated to Autocad?

 

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#2 Platypus

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 07:59 AM

The specification is a system requirement, meaning the RAM specification is the amount of RAM required to be installed on the system.

 

For example the minimum requirement for 64 bit AutoCAD 2014 is 2GB, (4 GB recommended).

 

4GB or more is required for large datasets, point clouds, and 3D modeling.

 

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?siteID=123112&id=15412189&linkID=9240617#section4


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