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Windows 7: Is windows 7 64bit better for gaming


19 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro 32Bit
 
 
Is windows 7 64bit better for gaming

I was tld that 64bit is better for gaming i have 32bit at the moment but have 4gig of ram just wanted to know is worth updating and would i get better performance.


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19 Apr 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pcgamer View Post
I was tld that 64bit is better for gaming i have 32bit at the moment but have 4gig of ram just wanted to know is worth updating and would i get better performance.
Yes and no. It depends on the components. what computer, video card, etc. In gerneral 64 bit will be a little better for gaming, but it is also more prone to BSOD's, and have more driver issues.


Ken
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21 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro 32Bit
 
 

I found that it is really bad for it as i tryed it for a day and all temps went up by nearly 10c and the game play and use of the pc ran like 32bit so i went back to 32bit as its alot better.
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21 Apr 2010   #4

Win 7 Home Premium (OEM) - Install date: 02-2010
 
 

I use mine for gaming, but I never tested the computer with anything but Win 7 64-bit so I can't compare it to anything. Subjectively, it seems okay. I have the occasional random restart (once per month... too infrequent to replicate), but that could be a hardware issue. For the most part, it's been fine with Fallout 3 and Left 4 Dead 2. One time it restarted while no game was running.
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22 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Apart from the fact that some games run only on 32bit OS, I think the only significant advantage is the extra memory available with 64bit OS.
I'm playing some games on Windows 7 64bit, and it runs perfectly fine. However, some older games I had to set aside, becuase they would not install on my system (not even in compatibility mode).
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22 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Yes and no. It depends on the components. what computer, video card, etc. In gerneral 64 bit will be a little better for gaming, but it is also more prone to BSOD's, and have more driver issues.


Ken
Sure you're not confusing "Windows 7" for "Vista?"

I run Win 7x64 with no issues.
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22 Apr 2010   #7

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Same here. x64 with about 20 newer games installed. Only issues i've had are by user error

x64's drivers are maturing nicely. There isn't a lot of 64 bit games yet to take advantage of the 4gb+ memory but they'll be here. Give it time.
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23 Apr 2010   #8

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

For what it's worth, I played Crysis Warhead on both x86 and x64 machines with the exact same specs and noticed no difference in performance at all.
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24 Apr 2010   #9

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pcgamer View Post
I found that it is really bad for it as i tryed it for a day and all temps went up by nearly 10c and the game play and use of the pc ran like 32bit so i went back to 32bit as its alot better.
I run both vista Ultimate x64 + Win 7 Ultimate x64 w/o a single glitch.

My rig is purely for Gaming but I am sure I can pretty much run everything that a x32 system could at this moment... I have yet to miss on a 64 driver.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kylehimself View Post
For what it's worth, I played Crysis Warhead on both x86 and x64 machines with the exact same specs and noticed no difference in performance at all.
It has been a long time but I did noticed some changes, perhaps not better frames per seconds if you will but I was able to play it with higher settings while maintaining my Frame Per Seconds.
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26 Apr 2010   #10

Windows 7 Pro 32Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AstaLaVista View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pcgamer View Post
I found that it is really bad for it as i tryed it for a day and all temps went up by nearly 10c and the game play and use of the pc ran like 32bit so i went back to 32bit as its alot better.
I run both vista Ultimate x64 + Win 7 Ultimate x64 w/o a single glitch.

My rig is purely for Gaming but I am sure I can pretty much run everything that a x32 system could at this moment... I have yet to miss on a 64 driver.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kylehimself View Post
For what it's worth, I played Crysis Warhead on both x86 and x64 machines with the exact same specs and noticed no difference in performance at all.
It has been a long time but I did noticed some changes, perhaps not better frames per seconds if you will but I was able to play it with higher settings while maintaining my Frame Per Seconds.
I noticed that i had a decrease in FPS on 64 bit OS and it makes the CPU heat up by more than 5C on 64 which is not good for gaming as this will put it under more strees making it work hotter and louder when being used for long periodes of time which i get fed up with
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