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Windows 7: Question about 64-bit Windows 7

07 Mar 2009   #1

Windows 7, of course.
Question about 64-bit Windows 7

Is there any point for me to install 64-bit Windows 7 instead of 32-bit Windows 7 given my circumstances?

I have a 64-bit processor (AMD Athlon X2 4200+, 2.2 Ghz).
But the thing is, I only have one gig of ram, and I have no intentions of ever (on this computer anyway) upgrading to more than 3.5 gigs of ram.

So would I really benefit with the 64-bit Windows if I'm not even going to have that much ram on this computer? I don't do heavy image editing or video encoding.

Would it really be detrimental to just stay with 32-bit Windows for me? I don't like having to have two different folders of Program Files. I had tried 64-bit Windows Vista, but couldn't notice any difference.

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07 Mar 2009   #2

XP Pro/Vista Ultimate x64/Seven x32/64

No, there's no point.

No, there's no benefit without the ram and workload.

No, there's nothing wrong with staying with 32bit.
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08 Mar 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Like maddog said, there will be no benefit for you because of your lack of RAM. 32bit handles less ram better, while 64 can detect more then 4 gigs and makes good use of it. There are other benefits but with your amount of ram you will not see them.
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08 Mar 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello thenext8seconds, welcome to Windows 7 Forums!

Have a look at this article, at the link below.

64-bit: More than just the RAM - Vista Forums

Later Ted
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08 Mar 2009   #5

Windows 7, of course.

Thank you guys! Yay! Now I know :-)
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