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Windows 7: 32-bit or 64-bit on 2 GB of RAM?

29 Dec 2015   #1
djdelarosa25

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 
32-bit or 64-bit on 2 GB of RAM?

Title says it all. Which would be more efficient?

P.S. The CPU is 64-bit compatible (Core 2 Duo E7400)


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29 Dec 2015   #2
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

This topic has been dealt with at length here:
32 Bit or 64 Bit???
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29 Dec 2015   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Do you intend to install more then 4 GB of ram ?

4 GB or less 32 bit

more then 4 GB 64 bit

But personally, I would max out the ram and install 64 bit, I would always install 64 bit with a 64 bit capable cpu, no matter the amount of memory installed now, you can always add more.

If I couldn`t install more then 2 GB of memory, I would throw that motherboard in the trash.

If this were your situation........

Why install 32 bit, then a week or month from now say hey, I`ll add more memory then need to install 64 bit to take advantage of all the memory, that would be just silly.

And remember, it`s all about how much memory your motherboard will support and use. Read your specs.
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29 Dec 2015   #4
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

A 64 bit OS has some serious advantages but you need adequate RAM to realize them. A 64 bit OS will run with 2 GB RAM but it will not reach it's true potential. Any modern OS, 32 bit or 64 bit, is going to be limited with only 2 GB RAM. With 4 GB RAM a 64 bit OS is a good option while with more than 4 GB it is required.

With only 2 GB RAM a 32 bit OS is usually preferred but you really should upgrade to to at least 4 GB.
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29 Dec 2015   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yep 64 bit is a minimum of 4gb's of ram so if you want to upgrade that I'd use 64 bit seeing as this is a desktop you have

The best upgrade for either 32 or 64 bit is upgrading to a ssd the difference is like night and day compared to a hdd.
Quite a few cheap 250gb ssd's out there last I saw 80.us for a samsung or Crucial...
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29 Dec 2015   #6
djdelarosa25

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

The max RAM the shitty mobo has (this is my dad's old PC, gonna be donating it to school) is 4GB. 32-bit vs 64-bit on 4 GB of RAM?
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29 Dec 2015   #7
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by djdelarosa25 View Post
32-bit vs 64-bit on 4 GB of RAM?
May as well go 64-bit, although you may not notice any difference in day to day operation.
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29 Dec 2015   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by djdelarosa25 View Post
The max RAM the shitty mobo has (this is my dad's old PC, gonna be donating it to school) is 4GB. 32-bit vs 64-bit on 4 GB of RAM?
It does not matter
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30 Dec 2015   #9
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by djdelarosa25 View Post
The max RAM the shitty mobo has (this is my dad's old PC, gonna be donating it to school) is 4GB. 32-bit vs 64-bit on 4 GB of RAM?
If you're donating it why does it matter

It's already been said 64 bit will be fine on 4gb's of ram
32 bit would only acknowledge 3gb's being installed anyway.
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30 Dec 2015   #10
Jake1702

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I had 64 bit and 2GB RAM. But I upgraded my RAM to 4GB. The 32 bit would be more RAM efficient, but the 64 bit would be more practical.
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