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#1 Twistshifter2

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 03:40 PM

Operating Systems / Required / Recommended

Windows XP / 128 / 256

Windows ME / 64 / 128

Windows 2000 / 128 / 256

Windows 98SE / 32 / 64

Windows NT4.0 / 32 / 64

Windows 98 / 16 / 32

Windows 95 / 8 / 16



Internet Connections

All DSL, ADSL, & Cable / 128 / 256

Dialup AOL 9.0 / 128 / 256

Dialup AOL 8.0 / 64 / 128

Dialup AOL 6.0-7.0 / 32 / 64

Dialup AOL 3.0-5.0 / 16 / 32

Dialup MSN 9.0 / 128 / 256

Dialup MSN 8.0 / 64 / 128

Dialup MSN 6.0-7.0 / 32 / 64

Dialup MSN 3.0-5.0 / 16 / 32

Dialup Others / 16-128 / 32-256



Anti-virus & Anti-Spyware

Norton 2005 / 128 / 256

Norton 2004 / 64 / 128

Norton 2002-3 / 32 / 64

Norton 2000-1 / 16 / 32

McAfee 2005 / 128 / 256

McAfee 2004 / 64 / 128

McAfee 2002-3 / 32 / 64

McAfee 2000-1 / 16 / 32

Spy Sweeper / 64 / 128

Spybot S&D / 64 / 128

Adaware / 64 / 128

Widows Washer / 64 / 128

Pre-Empt / 64 / 128

Ghost Surf / 64 / 128

AOL Spyware / 32 / 64

Recover-pro / 128

Personal data vault / 64

2006 mcafee win 98,me / 64

2006 mcafee win xp / 128

Edited by Twistshifter2, 11 May 2006 - 03:42 PM.

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#2 jgweed

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 06:48 PM

WHO came up with the recommended and required RAM? Was this compiled by you and from what sources, or did you find this somewhere on the Internet? Without some cited authorities and sources, this list is not very useful.
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Edited by jgweed, 11 May 2006 - 06:50 PM.

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#3 Twistshifter2

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 07:41 PM

This is what is recommend by Gateway Tech Support... it kinda lets you know what each program uses of your memory. When i pasted it id messed it up ... its not supposed to look like it does...
but dont get me wrong... this is for all computers , not just gateway computers.
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Posted 11 May 2006 - 10:05 PM

Windows XP / 128 / 256

Selling an XP computer with 128MB of RAM should be criminal. 256 isn't much better. But this is the way most large computer manufacturers do it, or at least DID it. The cost of RAM has come down in the past year or two to the point that even the cheapest manufacturers use more RAM.

Of course it depends upon how the user is going to use their computer, but come on, in the real world, 512MB of RAM is a minumum if you want the computer to work right. Most people now-a-days are using digital cameras and such, and this requires considerably more RAM than 128 or 256MB.

Plus, now everyone needs more resident programs, such as Anti Virus and Anti Spyware, Firewall, etc. They can be resource hogs.

512MB of RAM probably costs about $22 more than 256MB of RAM at the wholesale level.
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Posted 11 May 2006 - 10:55 PM

Windows XP / 128 / 256

Selling an XP computer with 128MB of RAM should be criminal.


You're preaching to the choir. I just added 512MB to a brand new Dell that came with 128MB, the owner had ordered a DVD-RW with it which was darn near useless for backing up DVD, er, files.

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#6 Twistshifter2

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Posted 12 May 2006 - 12:24 PM

what that chart is showing how much each program uses... of your memory
like windows xp uses 128 of you memory.. so if you have 128 of ram... then of course its useing all your memory for your computer... thats why theyrecommenad 256. but when add all the other programs on the list you add that add all up and should get a idea on how much memory you should need.
ill fix this chart so u can understand it better.
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