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Windows 7: 32 bit vs 64 bit Comparison

18 Nov 2010   #201

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 
46 v 32

Thanks Bob and others my query re memory within the "innerds' of the machine has been most informative and I shall do some more research into the "bits" (no pun) as I mentioned before I am not terribly savvy when it comes to such workings.

Now ufie89 mentions that some machines cannot handle the 64bit function too well - my laptop machine a Toshiba Sat L550 i5 4G R 500G HDD I found by chance when doing a factory default can run either 32bit or 64bit so I changed to 64, and the change in speed and graphics etc outclassed the 32bit that it was originally set up to operate.

Plus as Bob and others have said that a lot of apps programs call them what you will are all heading North to Faster&Easiertouseland, and in any case 32bit stuff can still be operated on 64bit systems. So staying 32bit to even a "clueless" individual like me is a no brainer.

So leads me to think that some machines are either too old or not up to scratch spec / qualitywise. But I stand to be corrected being "Oh clueless one"! lol!!

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20 Nov 2010   #202

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimsing59 View Post
Windows 64 is not really going to take off until Windows 8 and beyond.
It already has.

I have been running pure x64 for about 2 years now, and most new computers with over 3Gbs of RAM come preinstalled with x64.

The reason you could be seeing a lack of speed is bloatware. A clean install should speed it up.

~Lordbob
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20 Nov 2010   #203

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimsing59 View Post
Hi I am running 32 bit Windows 7 Home Premium on one PC and 64 bit on the other.
With less than 4 GB RAM, the 32 bit seems to be faster.
I tend to agree with Jimsing. I have tried both on my antique machine with 2.5 Gb of RAM. The 32 bit version performs better. Now to be fair, I have not tried the 64 bit since January and a lot of driver improvements have been made since then. When I build a better machine, I will install a 64 bit version.
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20 Nov 2010   #204

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 
Windows 8????

Cripes have you fellas got that there now as I haven't seen any mention of it down under yet - apart from references to it in Google / Wikipedia searches.

Plus is this going to be an upgrade from 7???? or another money spinner for M$?
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27 Nov 2010   #205

windows 7
 
 

64 bit windows does NOT support
Microsoft's Jet database engine
how to run my application ander design with vb2005 and access database(how i can run app32bit in win764 )
the problem is connection string
plz help me
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27 Nov 2010   #206

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 
M$ Jet what?

safihp mate you have got me there - am the KOTBC - have no idea what this is - suppose I could do a Google but it all takes tie and at the moment have HDD probs to sort. But I will get around one day to looking it up.

Oh and Google 8 too lol!!
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30 Nov 2010   #207

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I just saw a person with on issue with a game, he's running 64-bit. Seems the game won't even start or run in compatibility mode.

I won't switch to 64-bit for a while, I won't mind switching, but problems are not what I seek right now. Also, that extra "Program File x86" is pretty irritating. I could loose my installation among those two program files folders, which will cause unwanted problems.
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30 Nov 2010   #208

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
I just saw a person with on issue with a game, he's running 64-bit. Seems the game won't even start or run in compatibility mode.

I won't switch to 64-bit for a while, I won't mind switching, but problems are not what I seek right now. Also, that extra "Program File x86" is pretty irritating. I could loose my installation among those two program files folders, which will cause unwanted problems.
I game with no problems.

~Lordbob
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30 Nov 2010   #209

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
I just saw a person with on issue with a game, he's running 64-bit. Seems the game won't even start or run in compatibility mode.

I won't switch to 64-bit for a while, I won't mind switching, but problems are not what I seek right now. Also, that extra "Program File x86" is pretty irritating. I could loose my installation among those two program files folders, which will cause unwanted problems.
My games runs normally most of the time. I had several games refuse to start, but those games are like 7-9 years old...

zzz2496
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01 Dec 2010   #210

xp
 
 
Little Confused

Hi man am little confused about what i should do ?
here is the specification of my processor plz tell me whether to use the 32bit or the 64bit
AMD Athlon9tm0 64 X2 Dual Core processor 5200+2.59GHz, 1.87GB of RAM
So please let me know coz am under windows XP that is about to blow up
The version am runnng had been setup sense 25/7/2005
I want to go for Win. 7 which one do u see it's more suitable for me the 32 or 64 bit.
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