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Windows 7: windows 7 x86 > windows 7 x64

11 Jan 2009   #11
johngalt

 

Windoiws 7 x86-64 runs faster on my machine than x86. Hands down.


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13 Jan 2009   #12
Mike

Seven 7000 64-Bit
 
 

Yeah I've had no problems with x64 on my system. I used x86 for 6985 (I think that was the build I used) and it ran fine too but x64 is definitely faster.
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13 Jan 2009   #13
Everlong

 

x64 seems fine for me, got it running on a 30GB partition. It also downloaded in 1 hour, which I was happy about :B
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15 Jan 2009   #14
dalhectar

Windows 7 Beta Build 7100 x86
 
 

My experience is the same as the OP. x86 felt faster than x64. I was ready to switch to x64 since I have an extra gig to throw in my box, and x64 would read it where board limitations limit me to 3GB on x86. But x86 just felt a bit faster.

Also the lack of vsfilter.dll for x64 also factored in (I know 64 bit ffdshow does subs, but I prefer DirectVobSub over ffdshow).
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27 Nov 2009   #15
louis1978uk

Windows 7 X64
 
 
x86 Vs x64

Ok having run various benchamarks graphically decoding visual timed and cpu intensive/hard drive responce time tests for last 2 weeks i found the following results


on a machine running under 6gb ram stick to x86 although physically the system appeared more responsive the actual time of completion of tasks was equal and in most cases slower than x64bit version however to the best of my ability to test this it is simply a trick of the mind,graphically x86 has less delay in appearing to react to user input(even though task(s) being performed is infact slower)

i run 2 machines the lesser has 8gb the better 16gb now obviously more ram is an unfair advantage but simply put if u give x64 the resources it craves(lots of ram and high clock cpu) it will leave x86 for dust.....

current test bed

phenom II 965BE(125w)@4128mhz
Asus M3N-HT/Deluxe-Mempipe
4x2048gb corsair Dominator 2 1066(watercooled)
3way-sli GTX260 freezer x2's
2x300GB WD velociraptor (raid)
1x 500GB WD caviar Black
1x 1TB Samsung spinpoint(32mb cache)
1300watt corsair PSU
Corsair Hydro H50 (closed loop cpu watercooler)
2x Xilence-RED-silence moisture fans(80mm)
1x Apache 120mm silence case fan (awesome must have)
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13 Jan 2010   #16
Almeida

Windows Vista
 
 
Which should I choose ?

Hello guys.
I've been using Vista in my laptop for almost two years now and it's never slow, but it ain't that fast either, it just runs quite well. I'm going to buy the upgrade to Windows 7 and I'm not sure about the version I choose.
These are some of its characteristics:
- Core2 Duo T7500 2.2Ghz, 4MB Cache;
- 2GB DDR2 RAM;
- GeForce G8400M GS;
- 250 GB HD;

What do you experts suggest ?

Thanks bros
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13 Jan 2010   #17
Bill

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Almeida View Post
Hello guys.
I've been using Vista in my laptop for almost two years now and it's never slow, but it ain't that fast either, it just runs quite well. I'm going to buy the upgrade to Windows 7 and I'm not sure about the version I choose.
These are some of its characteristics:
- Core2 Duo T7500 2.2Ghz, 4MB Cache;
- 2GB DDR2 RAM;
- GeForce G8400M GS;
- 250 GB HD;

What do you experts suggest ?

Thanks bros
Hi Almeida,

You can install the 64 bit version as your processor supports it. You will benefit in the future from installing 64 bit if you ever decide to upgrade your RAM. I've installed 64 bit on several laptops like yours and have had no problems with it. Drivers shouldn't be a problem either, most of them can be downloaded via Windows Update.

-Bill
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13 Jan 2010   #18
Almeida

Windows Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Almeida View Post
Hello guys.
I've been using Vista in my laptop for almost two years now and it's never slow, but it ain't that fast either, it just runs quite well. I'm going to buy the upgrade to Windows 7 and I'm not sure about the version I choose.
These are some of its characteristics:
- Core2 Duo T7500 2.2Ghz, 4MB Cache;
- 2GB DDR2 RAM;
- GeForce G8400M GS;
- 250 GB HD;

What do you experts suggest ?

Thanks bros
Hi Almeida,

You can install the 64 bit version as your processor supports it. You will benefit in the future from installing 64 bit if you ever decide to upgrade your RAM. I've installed 64 bit on several laptops like yours and have had no problems with it. Drivers shouldn't be a problem either, most of them can be downloaded via Windows Update.

-Bill
Thank you !
That's the answer I needed

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13 Jan 2010   #19
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DiamondNRG View Post
Yeah it is because that is not enough RAM for x64 to yield faster results. You should use the 32bit.
Why, so the OP won't get to use all of their memory? Windows 7 x64 won't seem any different in basic usage than Windows 7 x86, and it shouldn't. The x64 should show it's advantage under a load, or with the right apps, like Photoshop, etc.

Let's stick to the facts here as well. You definitely don't need 8 GB to show a difference either. If a system has 2 GB of memory or less, it gets x86 for me. If it has 3 GB or more, it gets x64.
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