This summer I will be buying or building a new computer for the release of Windows 7. I've been partial to AMD processors and was wondering which would be recommended for Windows7. The two I'm debating between are the Phenom X4 or the Athlon X2. I plan on having 4 gb of ram. I've been currently running Windows 7 32 bit but will consider 64 bit. I have a lot of applications but they are all 32 bit. Does it make sense to run a 64 bit OS with all 32 bit applications? Thanks for advice.
I havent had experience with the AMD side of processors, altho for your 32bit programs with 64bit OS, i can tell you that some components of 32bit apps may not work/function properly, if its possible, try and locate yourself the same programs but 64bit versions.
System Manufacturer/Model Number Custom Build OS W7 RTM Ultimate x64 CPU Intel Q8400 @ 2.66GHZ Motherboard Gigabyte GA-EG45M-UD2H Memory 4GB DDR2-800 Graphics Card Gainward GTS 450 GLH 1GB Edition Sound Card Integrated 8 Channel Monitor(s) Displays AOC 23.6 Inch Widescreen LCD Screen Resolution 1920x1080
Keyboard HP SK-2960 Multimedia Keyboard Mouse Logitech M350 Wireless Gaming Mouse PSU Apevia Java Power 500W Case Cooler Master HAF 922 Black Cooling Stock Intel CPU Fan Hard Drives Seagate 500GB Internal
Western Digital 1TB Internal
Hitachi 1TB External Internet Speed 1.5MB
27 May 2009
going x32 is getting more pointless everyday, especially if you have capable H/W...
your x32 apps will run just fine on x64, ive yet to encounter a problem (bar Rivatuner)....., & if your hearts set on AMD, i'd go for the x4 phenom.....
System Manufacturer/Model Number myself OS SEVEN x64 CPU Q9450 @ 3.6GHZ 1.34v Motherboard ASUS P5K PREMIUM P35 Memory 8GB 1066 buffalo firestix @ 1152mhz CL5 Graphics Card Sapphire HD 5970 + GTX260 (physX) Sound Card Creative X-FI Xtreme Gamer Monitor(s) Displays SAMSUNG 20'' & SAMSUNG 23'' (dual screens) Screen Resolution 2048x1152 & 1680x1050
Keyboard LOGITECH E110 Mouse logitech NX5 PSU XCILIO 850w (78A) Case CM590 1x 120x38mm & 2x92x38mm / 4x 120x25mm Cooling AC7 PRO @ 92x38mm blower, Lamptron military bus bay controll Hard Drives 1x seagate 160gb IDE & 1x seagate 160gb SATA Internet Speed 2MB Other Info its a continual ''work in progress''....