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Windows 7: 7 64bit?

30 Oct 2010   #1
k1fox

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
7 64bit?

I recently installed Windows 7 32 bit. I have a 64bit compliant asrock motherboard and intel cpu. This motherboard supports up to 4gb of ram, which I have. I do want to install 64bit but I'm not sure if it would be worth it. I say so because I was reading on this forum yesterday about 4gb motherboards not being able to address all 4gb of ram even on 64bit.


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30 Oct 2010   #2
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Use your x64 DVD
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Quote:
about 4gb motherboards not being able to address all 4gb of ram even on 64bit
Almost all asus mobo will address full 4GB
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30 Oct 2010   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

32 bit will use 3 to 3.5 GB ram
64 bit will use all 4GB

You cannot lose if you go with 64 bit. Worse case scenario you break out even; but as the prior poster has mentioned it should address all 4GB
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30 Oct 2010   #4
roban

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Mine does while when I had 32bit installed it did not.
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30 Oct 2010   #5
k1fox

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

What about the memory addressing of the video card and such?
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30 Oct 2010   #6
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by k1fox View Post
What about the memory addressing of the video card and such?
This applies to onboard video cards which deduct memory from your RAM
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30 Oct 2010   #7
MaverickN

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have Windows 7 64 bit installed with only 3 gigs of RAM and it runs as smooth as silk, you will not lose anything if you install 64 bit- your CPU will probably operate faster and use up more RAM, but that's positive.
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30 Oct 2010   #8
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by k1fox View Post
I recently installed Windows 7 32 bit. I have a 64bit compliant asrock motherboard and intel cpu. This motherboard supports up to 4gb of ram, which I have. I do want to install 64bit but I'm not sure if it would be worth it. I say so because I was reading on this forum yesterday about 4gb motherboards not being able to address all 4gb of ram even on 64bit.
I would also suggest you check to see if your software and hardware is 64-bit compliant as well.

1- Do you have software that you absolutely need? Is is 64-bit compatible.

2- Does that printer/scanner/webcam have 64-bit drivers availabe?

3- Are there 64-bit drivers for all your hardware?

Just something to research before moving to a 64-bit OS.

My two cents.
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30 Oct 2010   #9
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I've always run 64bit without problems but if you were going to hit any snags I suspect it would be drivers for older peripherals.
Most of my applications (& some expensive ones at that) are 32 bit and run in Program Files(x86).

PS: Apart from time, can't you revert back to 32 bit if 64 bit doesn't work out for some reason?
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30 Oct 2010   #10
k1fox

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Thanks for the replies. But remember, I wasn't asking about the components that will or will not work. I just wanted to know If I will get to use all 4GB of RAM.
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