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Windows 7: 64-bit or 32-bit?

12 Mar 2010   #1

Win 7 Home Premium-64bit
 
 
64-bit or 32-bit?

Could someone please explain the benifit of 64-bit over 32-bit? Thank you in advance!

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12 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by canspec View Post
Could someone please explain the benifit of 64-bit over 32-bit? Thank you in advance!
Hello Welcome to SF,

Follow this link it should helps 32-bit and 64-bit Windows: frequently asked questions

Good Luck,
Captain
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12 Mar 2010   #3

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biggest benefit is RAM restrictions. 64-bit has none, 32-bit is "limited"
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12 Mar 2010   #4

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jet1337 View Post
biggest benefit is RAM restrictions. 64-bit has none, 32-bit is "limited"
64 bit has a restriction, its just immensely larger then 32bit.
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12 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cloud8521 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jet1337 View Post
biggest benefit is RAM restrictions. 64-bit has none, 32-bit is "limited"
64 bit has a restriction, its just immensely larger then 32bit.
And the only reason why x64 has this "limit" is because the technology does not yet exist to create memory modules large enough to deal with the maximum supported (18,446,744,073,709,551,616 bytes). Chances are, by the time we are able to create such large memory modules, we'll already have moved over to 128-bit or even 256-bit processors.

Anyways, I use x64 for larger memory capabilities, better performance, better system integrity and security features. The list goes on, but thos are the key factors for me.
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12 Mar 2010   #6

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cloud8521 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jet1337 View Post
biggest benefit is RAM restrictions. 64-bit has none, 32-bit is "limited"
64 bit has a restriction, its just immensely larger then 32bit.
And the only reason why x64 has this "limit" is because the technology does not yet exist to create memory modules large enough to deal with the maximum supported (18,446,744,073,709,551,616 bytes). Chances are, by the time we are able to create such large memory modules, we'll already have moved over to 128-bit or even 256-bit processors.

Anyways, I use x64 for larger memory capabilities, better performance, better system integrity and security features. The list goes on, but thos are the key factors for me.
...... uh? you kinda proved my point?
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12 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Regarding the RAM limit there is a details documentation Memory Limits for Windows Releases (Windows) if anyone is interested in looking into it

- Captain
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