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Windows 7: 32 Bit/64 Bit...

08 Jan 2009   #1

Windows 7 RTM
 
 
32 Bit/64 Bit...

I have always had a 32 Bit computer. Or processor or however it is stated.
What is the difference between the two and what are the advantages besides being able to have more than 4 GB of RAM?

I have been looking to get a new computer. No I do not do gaming but id still like a nice one including HD capability in the video card, fast cpu, and a decent amount of memory. I dont know which computer manufacturer is the best with a decent price. Id like to get a 64 bit computer because I assume it is much better than the 32 bit variety.

Thanks ahead of time from a hardware newby.

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08 Jan 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/x86 Windows 7 Pro x64/x86 Windows 7 Home Premium x64/x86
 
 

Well BucSox..Pretty much all comercial computer manufacturers sux!

They cant install any version of windows without seriously screwing it up with buy me ware.

And the way they all think their experts at drive partitioning is comical at best.

You should hand pick your components and build from the ground up yourself, or have a trusted freind or computer shop build it for you.

The difference is shocking.

No computer is shipped from Dell, HP, Gateway, Toshiba or Acer is setup right.

Sorry.
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08 Jan 2009   #3

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

Thanks for the reply.

I was actually considering building my own, but I dont know what is compatible with what. I assume you start with a mother board and go from there. But ive got no clue what board to start with.
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08 Jan 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

any current Core 2 Duo (or Quad or i7) can do 64 bit computing....

as for amd and processor since the Athlon 64 can also do it too

usually the only problem you should have is the driver issues...


i really at this point recommend to get more than 4 gb's of ram as x64 os really takes an advantage of this memory....

our resident x64 expert (x64 xPert and goes by the name DiamondNRG as he calls himself) or any admin/mod/7 pro can help you....

as for the issue of OEM's....
ive had included x64 vista in laptop and it was not bad.....

all it need is that a computer has in essence motherboard (that can handled said cpu and x64 drivers) processor (as stated above)
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08 Jan 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/x86 Windows 7 Pro x64/x86 Windows 7 Home Premium x64/x86
 
 

Its going to be a hard road.

Start here.

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!

Hope your in USA.
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08 Jan 2009   #6
DiamondNRG

 

MMMMMMMMMMM Newegg, I want.

Yeah man, I will help you if you want. First of all, what is your budget?

EDIT: Thanks for the props DA
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08 Jan 2009   #7

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

Yeah, a lot to learn I guess. Budget is $1500 I have to get going. Work early tomorrow, oh and for who asked, yes im in the US.

Thanks to everyone who can help
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08 Jan 2009   #8
DiamondNRG

 

Intex DX58SO Motherboard ... $259
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813121361
Intel Core i7 920 Processor ... $295
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115202
6GB G.Skill DDR3 Memory ... $145
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231223

That would be one heck of a start at only $699
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09 Jan 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Or this might be more up your ally!

EVGA 132-BL-E758-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard $299.99
Newegg.com - EVGA 132-BL-E758-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory
$232
Newegg.com - CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

EVGA 896-P3-1267-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card $289.99
Newegg.com - EVGA 896-P3-1267-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor $294.99
Newegg.com - Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case $199
Newegg.com - Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Antec NeoPower 650 Blue 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply $139.99
Newegg.com - Antec NeoPower 650 Blue 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

LITE-ON Black 4X BD-R 12X DVD+R 4X Blu-ray DVD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Burner 4X Blu-ray Disc Triple DVD Burner Model DH-4B1S-13-VAC $199.99
Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 4X BD-R 12X DVD+R 4X Blu-ray DVD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Burner 4X Blu-ray Disc Triple DVD Burner Model DH-4B1S-13-VAC - Blu-Ray Burners

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive $119.99
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives


Total comes to $1775.94 so that's a bit over your budget.
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