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Windows 7: To Upgrade or Not to Upgrade

21 Jun 2009   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CurryMan View Post
Also wondering, what type is better to play games 64 bit or 32 bit operating systems, and how do i know whether my computer is 32 bit enabled before i buy it, you know before i buy the parts, and what determines whether it can handle 64 bit, these may be stupid questions, but i am still new to the computing world compared to you guys, but i am getting my self there
depends really. some newer games are optimized for 64bit, while others do fine on both. 64bit has a wider data stream, and can handle a lot more ram. 32 bit can only use up to 3GB of ram, including ram on the Gfx card. so you would be maxed out with memory with 2 gigs of ram, and a 1 gig graphics card. I'd go for the 64bit machine, personally.

also, 64bit OS needed for 64bit processor support, fyi, if you didnt already know.

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21 Jun 2009   #12

Windows 7 32-Bit
 
 

thanks, feel like a complete idiot...
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21 Jun 2009   #13

Windows 7 32-Bit
 
 

any reccomendations for intel dual core proccessor with 64 bit support?
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21 Jun 2009   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CurryMan View Post
any reccomendations for intel dual core proccessor with 64 bit support?
Most current duel cores have 64bit support. anything in the core2 duo family with at least 2.8 Ghz would suffice. you just have to make sure that your MoBo supports it.
basic stuff like fbs speed, socket type. which boar were you looking at getting?

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i found it in your post. i'll have a look around for compatible processors.

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115059
im not totally sure if they ship worldwide, but if you can find an oline retailer for your area, i'd go with this prcessor.
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21 Jun 2009   #15

Windows 7 32-Bit
 
 

thank you very much
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21 Jun 2009   #16

Windows 7 32-Bit
 
 

which mother board is it i cant tell
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21 Jun 2009   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CurryMan View Post
which mother board is it i cant tell
i did a search for the Gigabyte board that you said you were looking to buy.
so if you do buy that board, the processor I posted will be 100% compatible.
it also supports quad cores, as well, so if you want to go that route, you have the option to do so.

heck, i might pick up those 2 for myself It's about time i did an upgrade
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21 Jun 2009   #18

Windows 7 32-Bit
 
 

good to know i helped you out =)
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21 Jun 2009   #19

Windows 7 32-Bit
 
 

If anyone else need help whether they need to upgrade or not post ahead
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21 Jun 2009   #20

Windows 7 32-bit; no 64 coz its a P4 478
 
 

I tell you what: Get a ATi HD 4770 OR HD 4850 (if you can't find stock for 4770) or Nvidia 9800 GT (If you like Nvidia) .....
After that I recommend an AMD build instead of Intel:
A Phenom II x3 710
Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X3 710 2.6GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
[Should be on-par with the Intel E7600 with dual-threaded apps... Multiple-thread apps this CPU will beat the E7600 (assuming the E7600 will be around the E8400 performance)]
2*2=4 GB RAM DDR 2 800 (or 4*2=8 GB or whatever)

Mobo: An AMD 770 Chipset mobo
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-MA770-UD3 AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OEM OS for sure... (If windows 7 releases when your buying this machine)

Hard Disk: Anything other than Seagate hard disks. And 160 GB hard disks are not worth it for their price per gigabyte ratio...

PS: IF YOU STILL WANT INTEL: get a different motherboard (the one you choose is terrible for future-proofing)
This one will be excellent: Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EP43-UD3L LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
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