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Windows 7: Are my specs good enough for Win7 Prof 64bit?

02 Aug 2010   #1
1mwithstupid

Vista 32
 
 
Are my specs good enough for Win7 Prof 64bit?

I am going to do the student windows 7 upgrade from my current vista. I only have 2.5gb of ram right now and was wondering if I should upgrade to 32 or 64. I am probably going to be upgrading to 4gb of ram in the next month or so, but in the meantime would my system suffer from only having 2.5gb in 64bit? For example would I still be able to play games like starcraft 2 without taking a huge performance hit over what I have right now on my 32bit vista.

thank you

system specs
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AMD 3.4ghz X3
2.5gb RAM
9600gt OC
500gb hard drive


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02 Aug 2010   #2
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

You ram usage would go up, but I think you will be fine. You'll probably get between 35-45% on idle.
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02 Aug 2010   #3
grimreaper

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1mwithstupid View Post
I am going to do the student windows 7 upgrade from my current vista. I only have 2.5gb of ram right now and was wondering if I should upgrade to 32 or 64. I am probably going to be upgrading to 4gb of ram in the next month or so, but in the meantime would my system suffer from only having 2.5gb in 64bit? For example would I still be able to play games like starcraft 2 without taking a huge performance hit over what I have right now on my 32bit vista.

thank you

system specs
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AMD 3.4ghz X3
2.5gb RAM
9600gt OC
500gb hard drive
Welcome to Seven Forums 1mwithstupid


You can also try the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

Hope that helps you
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02 Aug 2010   #4
1mwithstupid

Vista 32
 
 

I used the Upgrade Advisor and it said I would have to do the custom installation to go from 32bit to 64bit. Will I be able to do this with the windows 7 upgrade download or will I have to buy OEM dics seeing as how it needs to be wiped?
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02 Aug 2010   #5
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

The iso you download will need to be burned to a DVD using imgburn or similar software either way. It is supposed to be a full copy if I remember correctly, so you don't need to worry about whether you upgrade or clean install. Also, if you install on the current partition without formatting, your personal files will still be on the HDD in a windows.old folder, but you will need to reinstall all your programs and drivers.
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02 Aug 2010   #6
1mwithstupid

Vista 32
 
 

awesome, thanks you .
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