How much memory or RAM should my computer have?

Computer memory aka RAMThis question depends on the computer user you're, what programs you plan on running on the computer, and how many programs you have open at a given time.  One of the best methods of determining how much RAM you should have is to look at the system requirements of the programs you're running on your computer and double whatever the memory requirements are for the program you use most. However, below is the general recommendation for memory we'd suggest your today's computers.

Minimum: 512MB
Recommended: 8GB
Excellent: 8GB or more.

Of course if you're running an older computer the minimum memory requirements can be a lot less. For example, users who're still running Microsoft Windows 98 can get away with 64MB of memory since its requirements are only 24MB.

Note: Keep in mind that a 32-bit version of any Microsoft Windows operating system only detects a maximum of 4GB of total system memory.

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