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Windows 7: Windows 7: 32-bit vs 64-bit


10 Feb 2012   #1

 
Windows 7: 32-bit vs 64-bit

hi,

my specs are:

OS: Windows 7 Professional SP1 32bit
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 @1.86 GHz
Motherboard: Asus P5LP-LE (Socket LGA 775)
Memory: 3 GB DDR2 Dual Channel PC2-5300 (2x512 MB + 2x1024 MB)
Graphics Card: PNY GeForce GTS 450 XLR8 (1 GB GDDR5)
PSU: NILOX 600W
Hard Drives: Western Digital SATA 313 GB

Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 supports 64-bit elaboration.

if I replace Windows 7 32-bit with the 64-bit version, will I get a performance increase?

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10 Feb 2012   #2

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Not likely.
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10 Feb 2012   #3

 
 

64-bit is VIRTUAL storage constraint relief, not "faster access to physical/virtual memory".
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10 Feb 2012   #4

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JimLewandowski View Post
64-bit is VIRTUAL storage constraint relief, not "faster access to physical/virtual memory".
ok, thank you
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10 Feb 2012   #5

Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Well, a 64bit CPU will run native 64bit Windows code somewhat faster than a 32bit CPU (whether that's a 64bit CPU in legacy 32bit mode with a 32bit OS or a 32bit CPU) will run native 32bit Windows code. However, the rest is true - you won't have faster access to devices or memory; just a CPU that runs code native for it faster.
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10 Feb 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

But if curiosity matters, you may give yourself a try, Dorado.
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14 Feb 2012   #7

 

I'll try it i think... Every speed boost is important for my pc since i has got an old cpu!
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14 Feb 2012   #8

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

You will probably gain a little bit more free ram. I bet your total usable ram is < 3 gig and moving to x64 will most likely allow you to use your full 3 gig that is installed. And in fact if you wanted to add some ram you could then do that whereas you cannot get any more free ram with x32 in that machine with that 1 gig graphics card.
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14 Feb 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1
 
 

if you add more ram then possibly yes if you leave with 3gb then probably not and run about the same i believe
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14 Feb 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dorado View Post
I'll try it i think... Every speed boost is important for my pc since i has got an old cpu!
One of my old machine at the office running 64-bit with very limited RAM (2GB). it does most office work. Lower scores in graphic performance don't do bother me at all. Can do some simple works with Photoshop CS5.

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