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Windows 7: Anand/DailyTech - Majority of 7 Installs to be 64 bit


23 Jan 2009   #1

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Anand/DailyTech - Majority of 7 Installs to be 64 bit

DailyTech - Majority of Windows 7 Installations Will Be 64-bit


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Microsoft Says Tipping Point Already Reached


According to a source inside Microsoft, over 25 percent of Vista installations in the US at the end of last year were 64-bit. There were several major drivers for the switch to 64-bit, most related to cheap DDR2 DRAM.

Jon DeVaan, Senior Vice-President of the Windows Core Operating System Division, agrees. "From our point of view we believe that we have accomplished the tipping point in terms of 64-bit adoption. Now, this happened to a large degree because memory prices are coming down, and another dynamic that we've seen in the United States is that the retail channel is looking to use RAM upgrades as a way to boost margin. So what that means is that 64-bit machine run rate is increasing rapidly, and that means our ability to support those 64-bit machines fully in the broad ecosystem is a really important thing."


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23 Jan 2009   #2

Windows 7 7100 build
 
 

Good!

Very happy to see 64 bit increasing.


People don't know what your missing with crappy 32bit lol.
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23 Jan 2009   #3

 

I have to ask myself, is it the cheap ram, or the demanding video games, video task and all of the other demanding functions we perform on our computers now. The price of ram is nothing comparied to what we spend on cpu's, motherboard, and lcd monitors.

Just my thoughts, what's yours?
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23 Jan 2009   #4

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 4tthieves View Post
I have to ask myself, is it the cheap ram, or the demanding video games, video task and all of the other demanding functions we perform on our computers now. The price of ram is nothing comparied to what we spend on cpu's, motherboard, and lcd monitors.

Just my thoughts, what's yours?
I agree with that, but on already built systems, where you've already spent from 500-1000$, including CPU, motherboard, monitor etc, when RAM used to cost 100$ / Gig it would be an extra cost to spend another 300$ to go from 1G to 4G. Now you can get 1GB with 12$.

They might have a point.
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23 Jan 2009   #5

Windows 7 Beta 1 b7000
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Adamd View Post
People don't know what your missing with crappy 32bit lol.
Heh some of us are unfortunatley stuck with crappy 32bit...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by limneos
Now you can get 1GB with 12$.
Yeah, I just spent 40 bucks to upgrade to 4GB, and that's buying 4 new sticks, it is dirt cheap. If I'm going to be stuck with 32bit, I may as well make the most of it.
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23 Jan 2009   #6

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook
 
 

I went with 64bit processing years ago. Think it was XP-pro 64?
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23 Jan 2009   #7

Windows7 beta 7000
 
 

After a disaster with Windows7 64bit, which required unplugging my hard drives to boot from a DVD, I'll wait for the promised "full support".
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24 Jan 2009   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by limneos View Post
Now you can get 1GB with 12$.

Here, in Canada, where I live, you need AT LEAST 25$ for 1GB. ~120$ for 4GB. B*tches.
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24 Jan 2009   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Now if you're buying DDR3 for an i7 system that's a different story! I just paid $180 for 6 GB!
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24 Jan 2009   #10

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jlindblo View Post
Now if you're buying DDR3 for an i7 system that's a different story! I just paid $180 for 6 GB!
That is exactly why I have decided to wait a year give or take. To give time for the new technology to come down in price.

Gary
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