Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: X64 v.s. X86 ??


01 Sep 2012   #1

Win 7 64 Ultimate
 
 
X64 v.s. X86 ??

Ok i posted earlier tonight about an older emachines i just picked up for 20 bucks,,, well i installed W7U x86 because i thought the cpu wouldnt support x64 but now i find out it does.
Would it be worth it for me to reinstall with X64?
Ive always been under the impression the X64 system runs faster but then ive also heard that X64 is really only used in M/S office programs or something like that.

Thanks!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

01 Sep 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Hi,

If you 4GB of RAM, or more, its well worth install x64.

Regards,
Golden
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Like golden has mentioned,if you have 4gbs of ram or more then yes.If you have 3gbs of ram or less then i would advise to install 32bit unless you plan upgrading your memory soon and your motherboard supports the higher memory.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


01 Sep 2012   #4

Win 7 64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hi,

If you 4GB of RAM, or more, its well worth install x64.

Regards,
Golden
True,, this thing only has 1gb of PC2 5300 so not that good on the ram,, so far though she's working pretty good.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Sep 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 32-bit Build 7601
 
 

x86 = 32-bit
x64 = 64-bit

To see how many RAM you have, click Start. Right-click Computer, click Properties.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Sep 2012   #6

Win 7 64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonathanV View Post
x86 = 32-bit
x64 = 64-bit

To see how many RAM you have, click Start. Right-click Computer, click Properties.
Ummm,,, Huh?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Sep 2012   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

If it's running smooth on 1gb RAM I'd stick with 32 bit, google the model + memory upgrade to learn more about it's maximum RAM and online shopping deals for at least another gig.

A good comparison with what you find in your research is to run Crucial System Scanner software to find out what type of memory is in your computer.

You're wanting to confirm the exact RAM specs with certainty before upgrading as much as possible. Besides good deals you can find online you might be able to find comparable priced RAM at a CompUSA, MicroCenter or TigerDirect parts desk near you. It's worth paying slightly more for the convenience and the security of easy exchange.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Sep 2012   #8

Win 7 64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If it's running smooth on 1gb RAM I'd stick with 32 bit, google the model + memory upgrade to learn more about it's maximum RAM and online shopping deals for at least another gig.

A good comparison with what you find in your research is to run Crucial System Scanner software to find out what type of memory is in your computer.

You're wanting to confirm the exact RAM specs with certainty before upgrading as much as possible. Besides good deals you can find online you might be able to find comparable priced RAM at a CompUSA, MicroCenter or TigerDirect parts desk near you. It's worth paying slightly more for the convenience and the security of easy exchange.
Thanks Greg,
Im just updating it then i will sell it off,, i'll let the next person spend the cash on it to upgrade it if they so chose to,,, i will leave it how it is with X86 32Bit on it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 X64 v.s. X86 ??




Thread Tools



Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:13 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33