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Windows 7: Should I install x64?

21 May 2009   #11
12eason

Windows 7077
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
The PC2-8500 (DDR2 1066Mhz) is the fastest one out of the three you have listed. I would get it instead.
It's pretty expensive though, isn't it? PC2-6400 is a lot cheaper per GB.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pooksahib View Post
one of those 'memory checker' sites tells me
Hmm, which site is that if you don't mind me asking? Does it tell you your current configuration and how many slots you have free? It's also important to know your chipset's limitations, some will only allow 1GB per bank.

If the site doesn't tell you, try everest or sandra.


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21 May 2009   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Agreed 12eason, the PC2-8500 will be close to double the cost of the PC2-6400, but you can still get a (2x 1 GB) PC2-8500 for around $40 and (2 x 2 GB) for around $75. I suppose it just depends on if you want one just a bit faster then then PC2-6400.
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21 May 2009   #13
latet

XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 12eason View Post
Do you have a decent hard-disk? x64 will increase the work it has to do by a noticeable amount.
Why exactly?

Thanks,

latet
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21 May 2009   #14
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Late,

You can read more details on the differences and benefits for 32-bit vs 64-bit at this link.

64-bit: More than just the RAM - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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21 May 2009   #15
pooksahib

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 12eason View Post
Hmm, which site is that if you don't mind me asking?
Hi 12eason. It was crucial.com and it tells me I have 2 slots that can take 4GB in total. Am I right in thinking that 4GB of ANY rating is gonna be better than the 1GB I currently have?
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21 May 2009   #16
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Pooksahib,

Yes, 4GB of any speed will let you see a big difference than with the 1GB you currently have.

You can compare the prices on the (2x2GB) RAM kits between the PC2-8500 and PC2-6400 kits to see if after any rebates or sales if it may not be much more to get the PC2-8500 or not.
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