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Windows 7: 64bit VS 32bit

03 Oct 2010   #1
goldE

windows 7
 
 
64bit VS 32bit

hi
i have laptop DELL latitude D520, intel T7200 2.0GHz, 4G memory
and i work with Win-7 32bit.
if i install the 64, is my laptop will work faster ?
(i work on Visual-Studio, sql server, Oracle and internet)
is my laptop fits for Win-7 64bit ?

thank's in advance for any help


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03 Oct 2010   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

64 bit will not really give you any advantage. The small gain in RAM usage will be offset by other disadvantages.
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03 Oct 2010   #3
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

First, you can see if your computer is ready for Windows 7:

Download details: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

Next, don't activate Windows 7 until you are satisfied with either operating system you choose.

Now... you should consider using the 64-bit OS. You can take advantage of memory above 4GB. 32-bit OS can't utilize the full 4GB.

If you have any older peripherals, you will want to check they will run with the 64-bit OS.

More and more software is being written for 64-bit.

Also, if you install 32-bit, then want to upgrade to 64-bit, you will have to do a clean install.
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03 Oct 2010   #4
youllbelost

Dual Booting Windows 7 64-Bit Ultimate Edition and Fedora 16.
 
 

i have the same query. does 64 bit is more efficient(Whats the catch?)

I have a suspicion that 64-Bit is rather unstable than 32-bit OS..
or its the effect of the softwares?
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03 Oct 2010   #5
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

I would not use 64 bit unless you plan a RAM upgrade from 4gb, which is max for 32 bit.

I don't like the extra troubles that come with 64 bit.

Your Visual Studio and other graphics programs might benefit from 64 bit, however.

Read more about it here: 64-bit: More than just the RAM | bit-tech.net
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03 Oct 2010   #6
J.R.

W7PRO/ULT 32/64, W10PRO (NOT INSTALLED)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I would not use 64 bit unless you plan a RAM upgrade from 4gb, which is max for 32 bit.

I don't like the extra troubles that come with 64 bit.
Ditto.

I have 32 and 64 W7 systems running side by side. I can see no real advantage using a 64bit OS unless you need more RAM and have applications that can use/need more than 4GB of RAM. The hassles (which are really minor) is not worth it to me. However, the majority of my applications are 32bit, and I find a 32bit OS W7 to boot up faster and I can tell no difference how applications are running between a 32 and 64bit W7.

Of course, if you are a Tim Allen personality, then more power is better.
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03 Oct 2010   #7
Keiichi25

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64
 
 

From a 64 bit user here...

64 bit is not "more efficient" than 32 bit.

Only time 64 bit is better than 64 bit is when you are using programs that use 64 bit number/memory crunching and have a system with more than 4 gigs of RAM. The 64 bit OS only helps when you know you will be running large memory using programs or 64 bit programs in general.

I run 64 bit only because I am running with 8 gigs of RAM and having the 64 bit addressing helps for the memory swapping issues with everything I run, less disk swapping going on.
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03 Oct 2010   #8
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Keiichi25 View Post
From a 64 bit user here...

64 bit is not "more efficient" than 32 bit.

Only time 64 bit is better than 64 bit is when you are using programs that use 64 bit number/memory crunching and have a system with more than 4 gigs of RAM. The 64 bit OS only helps when you know you will be running large memory using programs or 64 bit programs in general.

I run 64 bit only because I am running with 8 gigs of RAM and having the 64 bit addressing helps for the memory swapping issues with everything I run, less disk swapping going on.
Ditto to Keiichi. When compiling video with 64-bit programs, it really moves. I find both 32- and 64-bit on a par for my general uses. I do intentionally search out 64-bit programs when possible.
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04 Oct 2010   #9
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

I am running Windows 7 x64 and I am not aware of any "hassles" supposedly associated with it. I am quite happy with my computer. However, you probably won't see any "advantage" or "gain" by simply installing the 64-bit OS, you have to use 64-bit applications as well. There are plenty, though. Otherwise, the 32-bit application will run more or less the same as on the 32-bit version of the OS.
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04 Oct 2010   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

This might help some one to decide which would be better for there needs and wants.
32-bit and 64-bit Windows: frequently asked questions
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