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Can 4GB RAM run Unity?

My laptop(windows) has 4GB of RAM, Can run Unity? But I saw on the internet(google) 8GB or more is recommended for better performance. Does my laptop have to add RAM to 8GB or do I have to buy a new laptop? But my friend's laptop has 4GB of RAM but can run Unity I want to try installing it on my laptop, but I'm afraid that when I run Unity my laptop will lag

2nd Apr 2023, 4:43 AM
7 ответов
+ 7
you can uninstall it if it does not work. The only way to find out is to do it.
2nd Apr 2023, 5:45 AM
Bob_Li - avatar
+ 3
It should run... im assuming your on windows. I would look into adjusting your paging file size, if you got a large ssd it might help. I'd adjust the unity editor's in editor renderer to something that will load faster. Then if you keep your assets small and only work with simple shapes and small games it should be fine. The problem is windows 10 usually takes almost 6gb just at idle now days. There are also other ways to program games that would use less ram. There are also other alternative game engines out there if unity does not work. I would look into trying it on a Linux distribution like lubuntu where the overhead of the os isn't sucking your ram up.
2nd Apr 2023, 3:36 PM
Benjamin Davis
Benjamin Davis - avatar
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Performance doesn't matter if you don't use that much RAM. A program doesn't run faster if you have 10GB of unused memory. Think of the phrase: 'unused RAM is waisted RAM' The question you should really ask is, 'how much memory could this take'. Terrain can take up a lot of RAM. I'm not sure how much Unity itself as a software will take, but to run a game from an engine of any reasonable size, you're probably going to surpass the 4GB mark. 16GB would be ideal. 8 I'd imagine would be okay, as long as you aren't building a large MMO or large map in one scene. It could be possible to go over that on very large projects. 4 GB idk, I feel that could come into problems. Will want to monitor your RAM usage with 4GB from time to time. Should be okay for small things, but you should also avoid having other software running in the background.
3rd Apr 2023, 11:07 PM
Rrestoring faith
Rrestoring faith - avatar
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8 will run with better performance than the 4. 16 with less problems than 8.
2nd Apr 2023, 9:42 AM
Ausgrindtube - avatar
+ 1
I've run the latest version of unity with 8 GB
2nd Apr 2023, 10:06 PM
<MarcosGuerrero />
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There are many varying tutorials on Youtube where you can enhance your Unity Game Development experience by adjusting your Windows for performance. Many people have installed a lightweight version of Windows without the additional bloatware installed by Windows on default. The project is named, Tiny10. It is ran by an independent Perhaps transitioning from Windows to a different OS or downgrading Windows could save you some resources in the long run. Best you can do is upgrade your ram, or storage, or just deal with the limits as of now, and manage the resources more.
3rd Apr 2023, 1:43 PM
Z Atrari
Z Atrari - avatar
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Technically, you can install and run Unity on a laptop with 4GB of RAM, but it might not be optimal in terms of performance. Unity itself requires a minimum of 4GB of RAM, but this is just for the program to run. To work with larger projects and avoid lag or other issues, it is recommended to have at least 8GB of RAM or more.
4th Apr 2023, 4:11 AM
Shraddha Kushwaha
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