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Windows 7: 32-bit apps in a 64-bit world

05 Dec 2011   #11
JOSHSKORN

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corazon View Post
jimbo, the question of running on 32-bit or 64-bit Windows isn't directly related to the 2GB vs. 4GB issue. And obviously, for the OP recompiling isn't an option, where would he even get the source code from as these apps are proprietary?

There's still a definite advantage to be had from setting the LAA bit on 32-bit apps under 64-bit Windows, that is IF you have more than 4GB of physical RAM available. Otherwise it doesn't make much sense, that's true.
I have absolutely no idea what jimbo said. Oh well. It makes no difference to me.

I couldn't sleep so I thought I'd go through all of my games and change the setting on the EXE files. I'd found that some 32-bit applications are already set up for LAA. Well, the reason I say that is because if you look at the application link I posted, the checkbox is already checked when I open up the EXE. I'm actually assuming this actually but I went ahead and resaved it.

I actually got up to 96% usage with Chrome. So, this is apparently working. I tried launching MW3, but all I got was a black screen. It's a new games, so I don't know if that has anything to do with a fix needed or my CPU isn't great. I seem to remember being able to launch it on a fresh boot. I'll try it again some other time.

As far as Skype is concerned, I can't answer that yet. No one's online. The image before was a bit sloppy and I have a feeling it was a problem with RAM addressing, which what prompted me to make this topic in the first place.


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