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Windows 7: Why 32bit?

30 Mar 2009   #51
AllanJacques

XP/7
 
 

Strange as it may seems it happened...
I mean, with 64-bit 7057 processor and ram were 4.9 and with 32-bit 7068 they became 4.7, wich renders the question: Is 64-bit really faster or I am dreaming?
Answers in next episode of "Lost among Bits, Helped by Heroes that dont Lie to Me."
Stay tuned!


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30 Mar 2009   #52
Fizban

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AllanJacques View Post
Strange as it may seems it happened...
I mean, with 64-bit 7057 processor and ram were 4.9 and with 32-bit 7068 they became 4.7, wich renders the question: Is 64-bit really faster or I am dreaming?
Answers in next episode of "Lost among Bits, Helped by Heroes that dont Lie to Me."
Stay tuned!
Curious, what processor is that? My processor is a 4.9 on x64 7068, but I haven't tested with a x86 build since 7000.
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30 Mar 2009   #53
AllanJacques

XP/7
 
 

core2duo t5550.
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30 Mar 2009   #54
Fizban

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Weird... Not sure how that scores the same as my T7200. T5550 is 1.83 GHz Core 2 Duo, T7200 is a 2.0 GHz core 2 Duo. T5550 has a 2 MB L2 Cache, T7200 has a 4 MB L2 Cache. T7200 also supports "Intel® Virtualization Technology" which the 5500 doesn't. Wonder what Windows bases its scores on, only actual GHz rating?
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01 Apr 2009   #55
AllanJacques

XP/7
 
 

So, back to 64-bit...
Nothing to complain, wei gives me better processor and ram score.
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01 Apr 2009   #56
Sam

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Unless MS all of sudden really makes Seven really power-hungry, comparable to Vista. They need to stick with x86 for their novice user who does the install themselves, who doesn't know what the hell a x64 processor is or has an "older" computer with an x86 processor. Also, if I remember correctly, Seven can run on a 1ghz processor, and there are x86 processers running at 3ghz+. And don't forget it, MS is a businesses aimed at making money for their stockholders, so to expand their market the must still use x86 in Windows 7.

The next release of Windows (after Seven), will be a radical change. Either in the cloud or something like the jump from XP to Vista (with all the power-hunger). Probably, this is the final hoorah for x86 simply because of it's speed limitations.
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01 Apr 2009   #57
patrickt

Windows7 beta 7000
 
 

Microsoft sells Operating Systems worldwide and the U.S., U.K. and Australia are important but they aren't the world. I live in Oaxaca, Mexico, and you'd have trouble finding a computer in a home that can run a 64-bit OS. Not many businesses would have them, either. My supplier for parts was asking me about Windows7 because he's never used, or seen, a 64-bit system running.

Windows7 64-bit is much friendlier with older 32-bit programs that was the first version of Vista x64 or XP x64. My MS Office 2003 runs flawlessly on Windows7.
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01 Apr 2009   #58
Sam

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That's because Mexico isn't as developed as the U.S., U.K. and Australia. So, older computers are a better investment for computer resellers there, better chances of actually selling the computers.
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01 Apr 2009   #59
Sam

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Doesn't everyone get mad at M$, and music too.
And to answer your question "So why do you need a 64Bit OS or even 16Gbs + of Ram ? Let us know hit the comments! "
The idea is everyone will be using 4gb+ worth of RAM during Seven's run. Which will make x86 obsolete, because it can not use that much RAM, due to it's architecture.
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