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hawk92 July 4, 2010 07:27 AM

Win 7 or XP
i am confused wether to install windows 7 in my pc.....i currently have xp installed......i am interested in gaming and play games like call of duty , splintercell , fifa etc.........my system configuration is 2gb DDR2 ram , core 2 duo processor 2.93 Ghz , 512 Mb GeForce 8400 graphics card........My worry is that if i install windows 7 will it affect the games i play coz i read that windows 7 consumes more RAM than windows xp.......for the time being my dad wont allow me to upgrade ram from 2 to 4 gb......guys please help me regarding this

enaberif July 4, 2010 08:52 AM

if your happy with what you have keep it

Shadowmeph July 4, 2010 08:58 AM

windows 7 is a great Operating system and does run good on 2 gb ram but if your Operating system is running good then there is no real point in changing it, if you are just liking the looks of windows 7 there are things that you can do to make it look like windows 7

hawk92 July 4, 2010 10:52 AM

actually i dont like xp......i have win 7 in my laptop and i really like....so i would like to have it in my desktop also.....but as said my worry is since i have only 2 gb of ram, will it affect the pc games which i play as win 7 requires more ram than xp (thats what i have heard ) ??????? please reply guys

Zero82z July 4, 2010 11:20 AM

2GB should be enough for you in Windows 7. Your real bottleneck is the video card, not the RAM, so I don't think you'll be limited by the RAM unless you upgrade your GPU first.

_dangtx_ July 4, 2010 11:42 AM

xp tweaked properly can be featherweight vs the monster of vista, and even winders seven.
for 2 gigs stay with xp.

Perineum July 4, 2010 11:56 AM

You're not really going to gain anything by going to Windows 7 in my opinion, at least not with that caliber of machine. I'd just wait. Windows XP is a good solid OS.

hawk92 July 4, 2010 12:48 PM

thnks guys

Shadowmeph July 4, 2010 02:20 PM

what is it that you like about windows 7? like I mentioned you can get the same looks as windows 7 on a XP OS , myself I wouldn't switch to win7 with only 2gb ram on a gaming pc just because windows 7 has allot of running process's in the back ground, on an xp box you can cut down to around 17 process's and everything will run good but windows seven you would be very lucky to get down to 30 running process's and still have full function ability.

supaflyx3 July 4, 2010 02:44 PM

I did some benchmarks with my computer with 1.5GB of ram, i found that on BF2 and a few other games windows 7 cut back about 5-15 FPS vs XP. I also have a 8400GS.
But i also have a single core CPU so that's probably the issue not the RAM usage. If you get around 40FPS in the games you play feel free to upgrade.

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