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Windows 7: Upgrading Windows 7 32 bit to 64 bit?

27 Jul 2013   #1
savatreatabvr

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 
Upgrading Windows 7 32 bit to 64 bit?

I just installed a Nvidia Geforce 9600 GSO 1gb video card on my 32 bit Windows 7 OS, it seems to run most programs and some games (SOME GAMES) but I'm wondering if upgrading to a 64 bit OS will make it even better?


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27 Jul 2013   #2
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi there .. Having a Duel core Processor and 4GB of ram .. The 32Bit os seems better to me .. If you Upgrade cannot see any improvement .. Dont get me wrong will on a 64Bit os .. But cant see any improvement on the Games side
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27 Jul 2013   #3
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

No. 64-bit is irrelevant unless you have more than 4 GB of RAM or run professional programs that require it.

Bulk of games cannot use more than 2 GB of RAM anyway, so yeah.
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27 Jul 2013   #4
LMiller7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

There is no upgrade path from a 32 bit to a 64 bit OS so a clean install would be necessary. That would mean a reinstall of all applications.

There is more of a difference between a 32 bit and a 64 bit OS than just 32 bits. Internally they are very different.

There are also compatibility issues that need to be considered. Most 32 bit applications will run on a 64 bit OS but there are exceptions. You would need to be sure an important application isn't one of them. Also, a 64 bit OS must use 64 bit drivers exclusively. Some older devices may not have a compatible driver and cannot be used.

Unless you have a specific need for a 64 bit OS an upgrade is usually not worth the trouble.
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27 Jul 2013   #5
GARoss

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by savatreatabvr View Post
I just installed a Nvidia Geforce 9600 GSO 1gb video card on my 32 bit Windows 7 OS, it seems to run most programs and some games (SOME GAMES) but I'm wondering if upgrading to a 64 bit OS will make it even better?
Looks like you have a PC that would work with 64-bit. I'd suggest doing a through hardware compatibility check before taking the plunge to 64-bit. Like the other post, I doubt the game would play any better than it does in 32-bit.
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27 Jul 2013   #6
savatreatabvr

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Thank you for all of your replies! If 64 bit won't make games play or even download better then what's holding me back? I've got a solid connection and no running issues with my system but I can't download a lot of the new game demos.
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27 Jul 2013   #7
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

I'm taking a wild guess... low specs?
Your CPU is weak, your GPU is relatively weak. (assuming your specs are correct)
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27 Jul 2013   #8
savatreatabvr

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Specs are correct thats why I thought I'd get better performance out of it, but I guess my system is pretty pathetic according to some people! I'm not trying to create a NUCLEAR computer I'd just like it to perform better without dumping $1000 in it!
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27 Jul 2013   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

savatreatabvr the last thing we want to do is mislead you.
Your specs are low/weak but you already know that.
Their is really not much to do but upgrade your system or get a new one. (Make a new one)
Your motherboard/cpu/gpu/ram/power supply is just not up to todays standard for performance.
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27 Jul 2013   #10
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by savatreatabvr View Post
Thank you for all of your replies! If 64 bit won't make games play or even download better then what's holding me back? I've got a solid connection and no running issues with my system but I can't download a lot of the new game demos.
What kind of error do you get, or what happens when you can't download?
Maybe you have a problem that can be solved on your current system?
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