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Windows 7: Installing 64Bit just for After Effects

05 Jul 2010   #1
Fuzzi0n

Windows 7 Ultimate / Ubuntu 10.04
 
 
Installing 64Bit just for After Effects

I only have 2GB ram at the moment, but a 64bit capable processor. I'm considering installing Win7 64bit just for After Effects CS5. Would this be stupid? Would I notice any performance drops, etc?


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05 Jul 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

The answer is subjective, but with your RAM, I do not think that the change would be cost effective. If you already have the 64 bit DVD and you can go back and forth from 32 to 64, give it a try. Clone your OS, so you can go back if necessary.
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05 Jul 2010   #3
Fuzzi0n

Windows 7 Ultimate / Ubuntu 10.04
 
 

Since Windows 7 64Bit requires minimum 2GB ram, wouldn't that slow other programs down?
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05 Jul 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

With just two bits of ram, you would not see any big benefit from 64; and yes, it might slow things down a bit. That depends, of course, on how much additional ram is needed for your programs, etc. If it were my computer, I would definately not go to 64.
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05 Jul 2010   #5
Fuzzi0n

Windows 7 Ultimate / Ubuntu 10.04
 
 

Yeah I'll go buy another 2GB.
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05 Jul 2010   #6
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

For as cheap as ram is these days I would and did go to 4GB of ram.
If CS5 is your graphics software, and I assume it is, I would IMO get 2 more GB of ram as I had experienced problems with insufficient ram to do my graphics.

This is just a suggestion.
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06 Jul 2010   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Here's an interesting article at the link below, have a look.


64-bit: More than just the RAM
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08 Jul 2010   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Yes Windows 7/64 is better but not just because the ability to use more ram. That being said 4 gigs or more of ram will just do wonders for 64 bit. It likes it. Good quality ram with all sticks matching and what your motherboard will allow.
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