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Windows 7: x64 on a computer with 2 GB ram?

09 Jan 2009   #1
sergiogarcia9

 
x64 on a computer with 2 GB ram?

Hi Guys...

I just wanna know if x64 could run faster than 32-bit on my computer? My computer has: Intel Dual Core 1.6 ghz, 2 GB ram, 356 mb graphic, and 160 GB harddrive.

Thanks on advance.

- Sergio


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09 Jan 2009   #2
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

You need to have at least 4 Gigs of Ram to notice a speed boost from 32 bit
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09 Jan 2009   #3
Rothchild

Win7 Ult x32 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
You need to have at least 4 Gigs of Ram to notice a speed boost from 32 bit
Is there a downside to using x64 on a 2 gig RAM system? I heard x64 takes up more RAM then x86.
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09 Jan 2009   #4
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't think that it uses more, it would have a higher percentage cached to improve performance if the memory is available and the result is a quicker computer.
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09 Jan 2009   #5
sergiogarcia9

 

So i wouldnt have any advantage running 64-bit?
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09 Jan 2009   #6
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

If you buy some more RAM you would and RAM is dirt cheap these days.
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09 Jan 2009   #7
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rothchild View Post
Is there a downside to using x64 on a 2 gig RAM system? I heard x64 takes up more RAM then x86.
no, your system will use what is there regardless of weather its x32 or x64, the only difference being x64 can utilize more

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sergiogarcia9 View Post
So i wouldn't have any advantage running 64-bit?
no, the difference between x32, x64 on 2gb of RAM would show no change & if there was it wouldn't be noticeable

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
If you buy some more RAM you would and RAM is dirt cheap these days.
while W7 is not as dependent on caching as vista was, it still helps GREATLY having at least 4gb of RAM, a x32 rig with 2gb RAM vs a x64 rig with 4gb RAM is like a ''night & day'' difference in overall performance & response times.



SK
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06 Nov 2009   #8
Mags101

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I installed Win7 64bit on my PC (AMD64x2 w/ 2gb of ram) & IT WORKS REALLY GOOD! I originally installed the 32bit version & after a few days of using it I decided to upgraded to 64. It uses a little more memory than the 32bit version but not much more to make it a concern. I did however notice a difference as soon as I started it for the 1st time. The display is more clearer (the point arrow went from big & bulky to nice & tight as well as the taskbar, my background was re-adjusted automatically to not only fit my screen but it looked much clearer as well). I know that these things are small & somewhat insignificant to some BUT it did make more satisfying for me & that's what counts, right? So, "Yes" it will use up more memory than the 32 bit version BUT it is very minimal.
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06 Nov 2009   #9
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

64-bit uses more memory than 32-bit versions. Thus, I don't usually recommend people with 3GB or less use 64-bit.

Next, unless you are running apps that are natively 64-bit...the liklihood of seeing any performance difference between 32-bit and 64-bit is extremely small.
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06 Nov 2009   #10
howiewho

win 7
 
 

I am running 7 ult. on dell 3100 64bt, 1 gig ram, 10 times faster than Vista 32. I do run regvac every two weeks because it speeds up 7. no problem, wish I had a better video card.
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