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October 26, 2006 at 12:02 PM

How much memory for Vista?

Bloomberg is quoting Dell CEO Kevin Rollins suggesting that 2 gigabytes of system memory “would be great” to run Windows Vista. Microsoft suggests “at least” 1 gig of memory to run premium Vista.

“I think they tell you maybe 1 gig of memory is OK,” Rollins said today at Shanghai’s Jiaotong University, according to Bloomberg. “No. Two gigs of memory would be great.”

A machine capable of running bare-bones Vista requires 512 megabytes of system memory, at least.

The article goes on to describe the added cost of additional memory. For a Dell machine, upgrading from 512 megabytes to 2 gigabytes would cost $185, Bloomberg reported.

By the way, check out the vista on the main Vista site. Does that look like Klickitat County to anyone else? The Columbia River and just a bit of Mount Hood in the distance?

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