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Windows 7: Windows 7 x64 vs Windows 7 x86 (Fight)

13 Jun 2009   #41
alan1476

Vista Ultimate 64bit SP2
 
 

I am running Windows 7 ( 7229) on a Q9550 with 8gbs of Ram. WD Velosciprator 300gbs hdd, the X64 is the way to go. You have almost a year to test it, I am not sure what A/V to run though, I have a paid license for Kaspersky Internet Security but for now I am using the Windows Firewall and Avg free. This works for now ( I think). You need a processor that supports Virtualization , if you do not you cannot run the XP Pro addon. I would like to answer more of your questions if I can.
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13 Jun 2009   #42
fakeasdf

Win 7 Pro x64 x 3, Win 7 Pro x86, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

I think windows firewall and avg works good enough. Personally I don't use virus scan software, It's like a virus in and of itself. It steals CPU cycles, causes certain programs not to work, often creates network connectivity issues. Bleh, the saved time from not using a virus scanner is more than the time to just reinstall an OS. I haven't had a virus since '01 (at least none I've known about or have caused me problems I've known about).
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15 Jun 2009   #43
Blackhawk7188

Vista Home Premium 64-bit SP2
 
 

A good way to think of x64 compared to x86 is that with x64 you have more lanes on the highway with a faster speed limit(in comparison to data). Of course more traffic will go through in less time...it only makes sense.

64-bit is the way to go with any new pc...almost any new processor comes with x64 compatibility...why not use it? From experience even 2GB of RAM works well with x64 Windows Vista and Seven...tested on an old HP desktop. x64 makes all the difference.
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18 Jun 2009   #44
chrysalis

windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I have hit the 32bit limit now (this pc on xp32 only 3 out of 4 gig ram working).

So on my laptop I installed 64bit to see how it would go, result is so far everything I use on it works fine. No driver issues, no app issues, no game issues. I mean no major issues that is.

At some point 64bit will be the default, might as well make the move sooner than later.
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18 Jun 2009   #45
xan K

Windows 7 x64
 
 

absolutely right. welcome to the club.
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18 Jun 2009   #46
masterB

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

x64 is the best if the processor supports it
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18 Jun 2009   #47
mcenal

OSX 10.4, Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 (RC 7100) x64
 
 
Only one thing to say.

8 TB of possible address space. x64.

2 GB/3.5GB address space x32.

Read this article for more on it.

Gamasutra - Features - Sponsored Feature: RAM, VRAM, and More RAM: 64-Bit Gaming Is Here

Even Microsoft checks in on this one.

Virtual Address Space (Windows)

Nuff Said.

Wait, one more thing to say.

Windows 7 will max out at 192 GB of Ram... Sigh

http://news.softpedia.com/news/192-G...M-110282.shtml
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18 Jun 2009   #48
xan K

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mcenal View Post
bummer! now I know that I'll never be able to use my 256 GB ram rig at its full potential.
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18 Jun 2009   #49
Snake2135

Windows 7 Ultimate RC x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Blackhawk7188 View Post
A good way to think of x64 compared to x86 is that with x64 you have more lanes on the highway with a faster speed limit(in comparison to data). Of course more traffic will go through in less time...it only makes sense.

64-bit is the way to go with any new pc...almost any new processor comes with x64 compatibility...why not use it? From experience even 2GB of RAM works well with x64 Windows Vista and Seven...tested on an old HP desktop. x64 makes all the difference.
This just makes perfect sense.. It is the reason why x64 will be the standard in the relatively near future (hopefully). If you can pass more data through at one time without a "traffic jam" metaphorically speaking, then you will experience much fewer hangs, lock ups and freezes. Too bad I bought my laptop when Dell didn't offer 64-bit on this model... Even still Vista 32 runs fairly well on my system.

BTW, there is a small tweak in Vista 32 that allow you to utilize up to 4GB of RAM, it's called Physical Address Extension, google it if you really want to know how it's done.
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19 Jun 2009   #50
Malboro

Windows 7
 
 

I really like to use 64bit, but my favorite app won't work on it , so I need to use 32bit windows
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