How much RAM to allocate Windows 7 (32bit) using VirtualBox?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Chase R, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. Chase R macrumors 65816

    Chase R

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    How much RAM can Windows 7 (32bit) take in VirtualBox? I've heard that giving it too much can cause crashes and problems. I'll be installing 8GB next week, so there is plenty to go around :)
     
  2. kpgh554 macrumors regular

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    i'm running win7 on my comp with 6gb ram win7 recognizes it but says it only using 2.78gb so suppose 3gb should be ample
     
  3. blesio macrumors regular

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    3 or 4 is the max. 32bit can't allocate more than 4 anyway. Do if you have a total of 8GB on the host you should be ok with 3GB on the Windows machine.
     

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