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Windows 7: 32bit vs 64bit on 2gb Ram

27 Jan 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit on an HP Pavilion with 2 GB of RAM. It runs just fine, including all the games I play (granted they are older, need less processing power). I don't have any performance issues at all. My pc boots quickly, loads apps quickly, burns thru most SQL queries at a reasonable pace. I have a dual core AMD chip... Like I said, I have no problems with performance with only 2 GB's of RAM.

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28 Jan 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate

On my hardware, 32bit definitely faster
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28 Jan 2010   #13

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

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Windows 7 32 bit. It works nicely in 2 gigs. 64bit has a harder time with drivers, ram, and resources.
Unlikely - I've had zero issues, and you need more memory. Bioshock 2 recommends 3GB for the Steam release, and I suspect its optimised for 64-bit. Even for multitasking, 7 will swallow it and manage it properly.

I am happy you have not had problems. Unlikely as you think it may be, others, myself included have not been as fortunate. The overwhelming number of BSOD's are 64 bit, the majority of driver issues are as well.

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28 Jan 2010   #14

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

On mine with 4 gigs 32 is as fast as 64.
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30 Jan 2010   #15

windows 7 64 bit

i only have 2gb of ram,, recently made the change up to 64bit and now all the bigger programs work perfect i found the media centre annoying slow now it is soooo sweet it can keep up with me

64 bit helped
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30 Jan 2010   #16

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

i have 4gb of ram, and im using 32bit, and im Happy with it...
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30 Jan 2010   #17

Windows 7 64 bit build 7600

32 bit systems will be faster up to a certain extent of hardware configurations, from where 64 bit take a clear lead.
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31 Jan 2010   #18

Windows 7

My 64 bit 3.4Ghz Core 2 duo install worked snappily with 2Gb, no difference noticed with 4Gb although I haven't installed Photoshop yet, that likes lots of memory. DDR2 has doubled in price in the last year (in the UK).
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