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Windows 7: The million dollar question that has been asked a million times

12 Mar 2009   #1
HikerRemastered

Windows 7 build 7000 x86
 
 
The million dollar question that has been asked a million times

I'm about to re-install my OS. I have got myself a license through my company that offers both x86 and x64.

I have never tried running x64 on my main OS before, and therefore I come here to ask:

Should I pick x64 over x86?

My specs:
Core 2 Duo 2667 Mhz @ 3.1Ghz
4 GB of 800Mhz Dual Channel memory.
8800 GT 512MB
ASUS Maximus II Formula.

I mainly use this PC for gaming (Newer games but also some older ones), MS Office, web browsing and some tinkering with VMware.

I'm pretty sure I can drivers for everything I would need, and even if I can't get the right sound drivers I know from tinkering with VM that windows drivers works like a charm.

What do you think I should do?
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12 Mar 2009   #2
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

Hi HikerRemastered,

As you have 4GB RAM I would suggest you go for the 64bit - just check that the drivers are available.

Basically I would suggest that if possible, anyone running > 3.5gb go 64 bit
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12 Mar 2009   #3
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HikerRemastered View Post

My specs:

4 GB of 800Mhz Dual Channel memory.


I mainly use this PC for gaming



What do you think I should do?
x64 'nuff said
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12 Mar 2009   #4
z3r010

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
x64 'nuff said
+1
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12 Mar 2009   #5
echrada

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ditto
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12 Mar 2009   #6
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Ditto ditto.
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12 Mar 2009   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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12 Mar 2009   #8
error

win7 Pro
 
 

+ erm...5 or something

64 bit all the way - don't look back!
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12 Mar 2009   #9
angryman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

+ over 9000!
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12 Mar 2009   #10
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

What they said.
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