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Windows 7: Which is better win7 32 bit or 64 bit?

15 Apr 2012   #1

windows 7 ultimate x64
Which is better win7 32 bit or 64 bit?

Does the 64 bit version of windows 7 use more resources than the 32 bit, and if it does will this effect my gaming?

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15 Apr 2012   #2

7 Ultimate x64/7 Home Premium x64

Perhaps a bit, but 64-bit allows you to use more RAM, whereas 32-bit max's out at 4GB. Adding more RAM will definitely affect your gaming, for the better.
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15 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

From my observations with a 32-bit XP installation and 64-bit Vista and 7; the newer versions take up roughly double the memory for 64-bit versions (but again, this was compared to 32-bit XP).

As bbearren says, 64-bit machines are able to take more memory, which helps not only just to run the OS itself, but in some newer games such as Skyrim.
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16 Apr 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

There are several benefits of going to Windows 7 64-bit:
  • With 32-bit Windows, you can use a maximum of 4GB RAM. 64-bit Windows 7 runs very fast with 4GB and you can upgrade your RAM to 8 or 16 GB later, making your system future-proof.
  • A 32-bit OS can theoretically use up to 4 GB of RAM, but 32-bit versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7 see a maximum of 3.12 GB. With 64-bit Windows 7, you can use the full 4GB RAM.
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