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Windows 7: 32 bit vs 64 bit Comparison

23 Aug 2012   #381
JonathanV

Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 32-bit Build 7601
 
 

Thanks for the information. What will next system type be in the future? 96-bit or 128-bit.


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24 Aug 2012   #382
chrysalis

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

128bit but thats a while off. 64bit came as we were hitting 32bit limits.
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24 Aug 2012   #383
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

Now I am just curious as to why we as the day to day computer users need to go higher than 64 bit systems?

I once saw it likened to 32 bit - having a 1000 gallons of water pushed through a set size pipe over a set time scale and 64 bit as having the whole of the Atlantic ocean being pushed through that same sized pipe at the same given time scale.

So it strikes me that looking at those (and I grant you hypothetical comparisons) comparative rates 128 bit is a tad overkill?
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25 Aug 2012   #384
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

It's all about speed. The more data you can move the faster things happen. It will only be fully realized when operating systems and applications are written to take advantage of the increased buss width.

BTW: 256 and 512 bit are also being looked at. I suspect 256 will be the next real push.
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13 Nov 2012   #385
guitarbobby

Windows Home 64
 
 

Interesting, I am installing 64 bit Windows so I can have 16GB RAM for my music studio computer running Cubase... but does this mean Cubase-32 bit will only use up to 4GB RAM even if running on a 64 bit Windows with 16GB RAM?
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13 Nov 2012   #386
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by guitarbobby View Post
Interesting, I am installing 64 bit Windows so I can have 16GB RAM for my music studio computer running Cubase... but does this mean Cubase-32 bit will only use up to 4GB RAM even if running on a 64 bit Windows with 16GB RAM?
I'm not real sure GH but I think the app will run faster because you will have that amount of RAM (16GB) available. The other way round (32bit OS) you couldn't use more than 4GB anyway.

You are much better off with the 64bit in any case for everything else.

But I stand to be corrected.
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14 Nov 2012   #387
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

The max ram for a 32 bit system is something less than 4GB. That's an architecture restriction and cannot be avoided.
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15 Nov 2012   #388
guitarbobby

Windows Home 64
 
 

Yes I do have a 64 bit system (64 bit m/b, cpu and os) but the program is 32-bit (there are 32 and 64 versions). Can a 32 bit program in a 64 bit OS use more than 4GB RAM?
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15 Nov 2012   #389
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

No. You need to install a 64bit OS.
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15 Nov 2012   #390
guitarbobby

Windows Home 64
 
 

Yes, I have a 64 bit OS, it is the .exe program that is 32 bit
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