Quote: Originally Posted by Nax Shale Chan
I have a laptop, and I would run 64-bit because I have a dual-core AMD proc (two years old though), and I can easily upgrade to 2 or even 4 gigs of RAM if I decided to buy it. I've only got two slots, but 4 gigs is plenty.
So I guess my next question is, if I were restricted to 1.5 or 2 gigs of RAM vs 3 or 4 gigs, would I be better off sticking with 32-bit over 64-bit?
It will depend on what you do with your computer.
3D rendering or other resource demanding apps will be painful, if not impossible, with 1.5GB RAM in Windows 7 64 bit.
For normal use, e-mail. browsing, word processing, etc. and planning on upgrading your RAM in the not so distant future, you can probably live with a little inconvenience for a while. Although, I haven't tested it myself.
If your not planning to upgrade your RAM anytime soon, 32bit will be the better choice.
So, to answer your original question, Yes, stay with 32 bit.
One of my laptops is a low spec version with 2GB RAM and is running very nicely, though it's not ever stressed.