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Windows 7: 64 Bit or 32 Bit


20 Apr 2009   #11

Slackware / Windows 7 x64 7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
I thought I had pointed that out in my post.
Some just have to be heard............................


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20 Apr 2009   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7100 RC x86/Windows XP SP3 x86 (Dual Boot)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
Yah guys, but from that statement I read that the OP knows he;s running an x86 OS ATM, but is asking if his system is 64bit capable, not asking for confirmation on what he's currently running..


Yeah i have been running 32 bit OS on this comp since i have had it never knowing that it was 64 bit compatable.Although i'm not sure i would need a 64 bit OS since 32 bit runs good for me it is a nice piece of info to have though.
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20 Apr 2009   #13

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maka View Post
Yeah i have been running 32 bit OS on this comp since i have had it never knowing that it was 64 bit compatable.Although i'm not sure i would need a 64 bit OS since 32 bit runs good for me it is a nice piece of info to have though.
Yep, 64bit can be in your future if you want, and right now there probably isn't any reason for you to switch. If someday you increase your RAM to get the performance increases that will give you, then yes, go 64bit and then programs that are written to take advantage of 64bit will see a significant increase of performance.
You could give it a go anytime you want too really, no reason you can't, and then you can see what you may have for programs that won't run on 64bit...very few if any for most of us.
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20 Apr 2009   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
I thought I had pointed that out in my post.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SqdnGuns View Post
Some just have to be heard............................
The one thing that still seems that everyone missed is looking at just what Maka was inquiring about. Perhaps a close up would of that would help.



as well as ...

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20 Apr 2009   #15

Windows 7 -x6
 
 

i deffinitally think its worth it to go x64 i have been running 64 Windows 7 and 32 xp, i never noticed anything wrong with the x86 xp, but once i started running 7, in x64 i realized how much different it really is. dont get me wrong i know the o.s's are different, but ive noticed a bunch of things i think would also work better in xp if i went 64, so i got it, now i just need to install it, but i need to wait till i back everything up, and ...junk. Im going all 64! i just hope i can find the x64 xp drivers....
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20 Apr 2009   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

Eventually everyone will be going with a 64bit OS. At the present time however there is still quite a bit of things to be seen in the way of driver support for existing hardwares where no XP Pro 64 or Vista 64bit drivers were ever written.

Even MS cautions to be you can locate all necessary drivers before considering any 64bit edition as the main OS. The 32bit 7 however knocks XP out of the loop. The 64bit Windows itself is simply another but improved platform for computing in general.
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20 Apr 2009   #17

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
I thought I had pointed that out in my post.
Don't worry, you did :-)

Upon discovery that my computer is not 64-bit capable, I am canceling that openSUSE download. If my rep was worth anything (thank you, one-time posters over on the Windows 7 RC thread), then I'd rep you.
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20 Apr 2009   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ikilledkenny View Post
Don't worry, you did :-)

Upon discovery that my computer is not 64-bit capable, I am canceling that openSUSE download. If my rep was worth anything (thank you, one-time posters over on the Windows 7 RC thread), then I'd rep you.
Of course he did! It was simply everyone else getting a bit sidetracked there.

And what do you mean "not 64bit capable"? Just about every cpu since 2003 supports 64bit addressing.
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20 Apr 2009   #19

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

Intel Centrino Duo T2350 sucks noodles. Pure noodles...

It's a 32-bit chip. Not only that, my comp would die with a 64-bit OS on it.
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20 Apr 2009   #20

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

And you'd want to have more than 1GB of memory for it to even be worth it to use a 64 bit OS, preferably 4GB and up.
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