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Windows 7: 64 Bit Versus 32 Bit, A Forum For The Differences

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17 Sep 2013   #1
Norwood

 
 
64 Bit Versus 32 Bit, A Forum For The Differences

Which do you prefer Windows 7 64bit or 32bit, and why?

I personally like my 64 bit machine better than my 32 bit machine because, well, it just handles things better. Maybe it's my imagination because some of my colleagues don't care for the 64 bit version at all.

What say you, kind folk?


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17 Sep 2013   #2
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

I have both and can't tell any difference.
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17 Sep 2013   #3
Norwood

 
 

Yeah, there isn't much noticable difference between the two in terms of actual visual results like, say, doubling your RAM.

But with a good CPU I think 64bit can crunch a lot more numbers...
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17 Sep 2013   #4
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Let's see, max memory for 64 bit is 192 Gigabytes.

I like that.
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17 Sep 2013   #5
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Norwood View Post
Yeah, there isn't much noticable difference between the two in terms of actual visual results like, say, doubling your RAM.

But with a good CPU I think 64bit can crunch a lot more numbers...
I have a i5 CPU 64-bit. It has 6 GB of RAM and a HDD. == My other PC is a i3 CPU 32-bit. It has 4 GB of RAM but has a SSD. The i3 is much faster than the i5. The CPU and RAM are not the only thing that gives a machine speed.
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17 Sep 2013   #6
Norwood

 
 

[QUOTE=bigmck;2535659]
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The CPU and RAM are not the only thing that gives a machine speed.
Thanks for the lesson, but yes I know.

North and south bridges, buses etc.

I had an i5 and upgraded to the AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W quad with the ASUS M4A77TD AM3 (770) ATX AMD Motherboard

6MB L3 Cache is a huge boost from the...what does the i5 have? 4? 133 mhz FSB? Deneb has 4000 mhz plus 512KB L2 cachex4.

Throw ina shit-ton of G.Skill Ripjaws and a 750 watt power supply with an OCZ Vertex SSD for a system drive and I've got a nice speedy OS experience.

But yeah, I'm aware a proc and ram aren't the only things that give a machine speed. I just mentioned it in passing as two of the areas from which most people plan out a build.
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17 Sep 2013   #7
Norwood

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
I have both and can't tell any difference.
What are you using to benchmark that shows you now difference at all?
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17 Sep 2013   #8
Norwood

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jadinolf View Post
Let's see, max memory for 64 bit is 192 Gigabytes.

I like that.

Hell yeah dude...I mean...knowing you can just gleefully toss RAM over RAM over RAM into that tower is like...well, being able to use a helluva lot of awesome RAM!
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17 Sep 2013   #9
Manigue

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bits SP1
 
 

Well I paid for 64 bits, might as well use them whenever possible.
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17 Sep 2013   #10
gregrocker

 

You can use either bit-version you want with each license.

I prefer 32 bit on 4 gb RAM or less for better performance and less problems.

However 64 bit has become so common in recent years that there may be no difference now since drivers are easily available for both versions. I've never seen a reinstall come up short of a driver for either that cannot be found. 95% are in the Windows Installer or via Optional Updates.
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