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Windows 7: mmm X64 or X86..

02 Jul 2009   #11
Dorfdad

Windows 7 7264
 
 

64 bit IS the future if your buying this get x64 and get more ram! in 3 years when you resintall 32bit will be dead or should be for good..

Invest in the future not the past.


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02 Jul 2009   #12
BigBro10

Windows 7
 
 

I've got x64 on my comp and depending on you hardware its hard to find drivers on x64 support and there are a few problems you may run into..but i had installed vista x64 not windows 7 x64 so i dont really know.
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02 Jul 2009   #13
grouchpunk08

Windows 7 Ultimate retail // Windows 7 build 7264 x64, Vista Home Premium SP2 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StonR View Post
lol im downloading them both im not to sure. i can even run 64 lawls. if not im not going to upgrad my ram lol
Its not just a ram issue, you need to make sure your processor can run 64bit. Idk if the one you listed is, cuz I'm not familiar enough with processors before core2duo to tell whether or not yours is 64 bit capable. But you need to find that out. I'm sure someone here could help us out on that issue
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02 Jul 2009   #14
APorter

 
 

You could install x64 if your processor can run 64bit and use your 32 bit apps until the x64 apps/drivers become available. I'm running win7 x64 and using some of my x32 apps and haven't noticed any problems. Whenever you get more ram in the future, you'll already have x64 installed.
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02 Jul 2009   #15
grouchpunk08

Windows 7 Ultimate retail // Windows 7 build 7264 x64, Vista Home Premium SP2 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by APorter View Post
You could install x64 if your processor can run 64bit and use your 32 bit apps until the x64 apps/drivers become available. I'm running win7 x64 and using some of my x32 apps and haven't noticed any problems.
Yeah, 64bit will run most if not all 32bit programs. There is a compatibility layer, sysWOW64( basically means windows 32 on windows 64, and 32bit programs get installed to program files(x86)). However, you cant use 32bit drivers on 64bit. That won't work. But I haven't come across any hardware of mine that don't have 64bit drivers.
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02 Jul 2009   #16
andych

Windows 7 RTM Ultimate - Activated (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StonR View Post
lol im downloading them both im not to sure. i can even run 64 lawls. if not im not going to upgrad my ram lol
Make sure you fill in all your system specs too...it helps a heap if you need help on anything.
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02 Jul 2009   #17
fakeasdf

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

Run 64 bit (if you have a 64 bit CPU)... Even most 32 bit programs run better on a 64 bit OS. Allowing your OS to take full advantage of your CPU is a definite benefit. Even with lower amounts of RAM x64 will still generally outperform x86 in everything. BUT if drivers don't exist for something important (not the 56k modem =)) then that's a good enough reason to use x86...
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