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The short answer is yes, 64-bit operating systems almost always require more RAM than corresponding 32-bit operating systems and 64-bit applications often do require a bit more RAM than corresponding 32-bit applications. There are a number of reasons, but the most basic is that pointers take up twice as much space on a 64-bit operating system as they do on a ...


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Full screen Flash video is quite resource intensive. Adobe says that to watch a 720p on Windows you will need need: Intel Pentium 4.3 GHz, AMD Athlon™ 64 3400+ processor (or equivalent) 128 MB of RAM 64 MB of VRAM Linux: Intel Pentium 4.3 GHz, AMD Athlon™ 64 3400+ processor (or equivalent) 512 MB of RAM 64 MB of VRAM Looking ...


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Windows 8 has two resolution requirements: You need at least 768 vertical pixels to be able to use Metro apps at all. This means a resolution of 1024×768 or greater. Smaller resolutions will only be able to run legacy desktop applications. You need at least 1366 horizontal pixels to be able to use Metro Snap (displaying two Metro apps on the screen ...


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try running the LiveCD first,see if anything isn't working out of the box,usually the wireless connectivity is an issue in some installations


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Nvidia drivers are better than Radeons, and works VERY well, including 3D! Some new audiocards are sometimes not detected automatically, but it's a rare case. Currently, there were no Wi-Fi issues noticed. Networking was always the strong point of all *nix systems :) Hewlett-Packard has very nice *nix support. All other printers work without any issues ...


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First of all I would STRONGLY discourage you from getting that CPU at all costs. They are overpriced (still) and extremely obsolete. LGA stands for Land Grid Array and refers to the socket type. LGA has the pins on the motherboard not the CPU. PLGA is Plastic Land Grid Array and refers to how the core is integrated into the rest of the CPU. You don't need ...


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Windows 7 scale really well to low-end hardware. I have installed Win 7 x32 on a Pentium 4 Celeron 2.2GHz with 384MB memory, and it was perfect for basic tasks like Office, iTunes, Web, etc etc. Win 7 has been optimized quite thoroughly, and most user experience states that they are pretty impressed with how well performance scales across different ...


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Unfortunately, you can't, your CPU is not 64 bits capable, as described in this link.


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http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/en-us/products/2010-editions/professional Google is your friend.


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You should be good to go as long as you don't go overboard with the plugins and all that. Also, you should note that 'back in the day' the joke was "Eight Megabytes and Constantly Swapping" so once again you should be fine. Just for reference, I opened up an instance of emacs on my computer (The GUI version, that is) and it is only using about 7.5 MB of RAM. ...


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I've run Gentoo (fairly recently) on a Pentium 233MHz with only 64MB of RAM. Nothing was fast, and it was vital that there was some swap space since nearly every compile would use up all of the system's memory, but it did work. I can't recommend it, but I would say Gentoo will run on just about any machine. A much better way to do this would likely be to ...


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To check whether your computer meets the system requirements for Client Hyper-V is Windows 8, type the following at a CMD or PowerShell prompt: systeminfo At the bottom of the output you will see something like this: Hyper-V Requirements: VM Monitor Mode Extensions: No Virtualization Enabled In Firmware: No ...


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There is one reference on Windows Seven 7 Runs Flawlessly on 512MB RAM. And a 512MB VM installation reference. Another local question reference -- it is about selecting x32/x64 for a 2GB RAM system though. Also if you feel interested an Atom 1GB RAM install: Windows 7 - What I saw in 15 minutes


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Gentoo compiles all the packages upon installing. That means fast processor and at least 512 megs of memory, to get reasonable compile times. Otherwise your installs will be very long and bring your system to a crawl. It should however be noted that you can configure your installation to compile the packages on another computer that you set up for it, ...


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In fact people have done W7 runs on a P2 with 266MHz CPU, 96MB RAM & 4Mb graphic card ! i have done 3 tests: 2 successfull… 1. 128 MB RAM 2. 96 MB ram See here Running Windows 7 on a Dinosaur if you don't believe it yourself


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According to the ES.2 Data Sheet (PDF link in the middle of the page), the typical power draw is 11.6 W for SATA and 12.5 W for Serial-Attached SCSI. Give it a +30% safety buffer, and you would be looking at about 15W per drive, which means that for five of these drives, it will be 75W.


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Depending on the development work you do, the hard drive may not be required. But definitely go for the memory upgrade.


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No you can't, because your processor has a 32-bit instruction set. http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=29740


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From this link: Q: What are the minimum requirements for UDK? A: Here are the minimum and recommended requirements... Minimum: Windows XP SP2 or Windows Vista 2.0+ GHz processor 2 GB system RAM SM3-compatible video card 3 GB free hard drive space Recommended for Content Development: Windows Vista 64 ...


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Emacs 21.4 on RHEL 5.2 takes 117M of virtual memory, 10M of resident to start without X. Emacs 23.1.1 on RHEL 6.1 takes 238M of virtual memory, 13M of resident to start, again without X. Both of them were built with assorted X toolkits though. My guess, if you make an ok sized swap partition AND don't mind waiting a bit while it starts up, you'll be ...


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When I made the switch to Kubuntu (the KDE based flavour of Ubuntu) I first booted off the Live CD and found that everything worked. So rather than looking through long lists of things that work (as most things will), just pop in a CD and try it.


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Adobe has let the Mac and Linux versions of the Flash player languish for quite a while. The biggest issue is full-screen video. Flash doesn't make any use of the video card to render video, so running without a card is a perfectly tenable option (unless you want to play non-Flash HD video). The code lately seems to have been written on Windows and ...


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Pretty much just having a computer will let you run Gentoo. Lol. But seriously, it depends on what you want to do. You should ask yourself what WM/DE you are going to use, what programs you want to use, if you want to watch HD videos, etc. If you install Gentoo using the automated kernel configurer (can't remember what it's called), then install KDE, ...


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With Intel you have three choices- Obsolete Socket 755 boards, which are well supported, have excellent performance for their price but the new C2D/C2Q processors are getting less available and more pricey. Socket 1156 boards, which do not have well supported on board video, and have somewhat pricey motherboards. Very pricey Socket 1366 systems. ...


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Short answer: No. A phenom is able to execute both 32 bit and 64 bit mode. Slightly longer answer: You can run a 32 bit installation of windows 7 on both 32 bit only CPUs and on CPUs which can do both 64 and 32 bit mode. In the last case the CPU will simply behave as an older 32 bit CPU.


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I had a similar problem with my Lenovo x201i which was solved by enabling the "Intel(R) Virtulazation Technology" and "Intel(R) VT-d Feature" options in the BIOS Just be aware that the wording of these options may be different for your version of the BIOS


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I would say for a single host, oVirt might be on the heavy side, but the oVirt all in one distribution makes it really easy to get started with that. The RAM requirements include running VMs - the oVirt manager itself is a JBoss application, which is rather memory thirsty, but 32GB of RAM will be plenty for running a few VMs on a single host with oVirt. ...


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Short answer is yes. Many of the components that any version of VS installs, must install on the system drive. VS2013 is no different than previous versions in this regard. Exact space required will vary widely based on installation components chosen and what you may have already installed on your system.


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The Visual Studio requires much more space because of the different kind of stuff installed alongside with it. Also, there may be a possibility that even if you install it on another drive, most of the files will be copied to the C: (Windows Directory) like it happens with Solidworks 64 bit 2013 Source :- Installed VS Ultimate and it is taking ~14.86GB on ...



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