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Windows 7: Curious about 64 bit

11 Sep 2012   #1
huffman

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Curious about 64 bit

I built my PC about 3 years ago.

The Mother Board is a Gigabyte G41M-ES2L Socket 775.
The CPU is an Intel Pentium Dual Core E2200 2.2Ghz 1MB 800Mhz

Is there any reason with this combination that I can NOT run a 64 bit OS??


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11 Sep 2012   #2
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

quick googling indicates that the CPU supports 64-bit (but really even my current old rig and most netbooks I've seen allow 64-bit).

Mobo allows 8 gigs max of RAM.

So yes, it should run a 64 bit OS just fine.
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11 Sep 2012   #3
huffman

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Even though my Mother Board can only take 4 gb ram, I did think I could run 64 bit with a duel cpu.
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11 Sep 2012   #4
oxymoron02

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Plenty of x2 cores are 64-bit compatible, from both sides of the fence (Intel/AMD). Boba is right, too; you're board can support 8GB RAM, not 4GB, with the 4GB limitation more to do with 32-bit versions of Windows. If you were to install 64-bit, you'd be able to clamp an extra 4GB in there
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11 Sep 2012   #5
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

your motherboard can go up to 8 gb of RAM, according to their site. Only 64 bit can use more than 4 gb of ram.

The CPU you have can run at 64 bit, as I said.

It should be able to run Win 7 x64.
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11 Sep 2012   #6
Anthony

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Your Motherboard supports up to 8GB Ram. At the moment you have 4GB Installed, Windows 64bit will utilize the 4GB of Memory, So you will Benefit by using Windows 64bit.

Thanks
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11 Sep 2012   #7
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

You won't get all 4Gb available as some will be used by the onboard video card but it should still be marginally better that 32bit. But then memory is cheap now even if you have only two RAM sockets two x 4Gb modules are still reasonable!
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11 Sep 2012   #8
beret21

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Of course u can run 64-bit os ....... 32-bit doesn't even gives u 4GB usable . . . .
64-bit optimized applications will give much better performance and plus you will be able to use 32-bit applications as well . . . .
SO 64-bit is much better if you have like 4GB ram . . .
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