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Windows 7: 64bit or 32bit? Windows 7?

16 May 2011   #11

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1

I think you have your advice. It is 100% 64bit and at least 4GB ram. I have to say that I can't think of any good reason to go 32bit. You can still run 32bit programs if there isn't a 64bit version.

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16 May 2011   #12

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro

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I think you have your advice. It is 100% 64bit and at least 4GB ram. I have to say that I can't think of any good reason to go 32bit. You can still run 32bit programs if there isn't a 64bit version.
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16 May 2011   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Is there a reason you are building a machine with a slow 3+ year old processor?
this chip is almost 3 times faster and isn't very expensive. I've got a machine here with that X3 processor.
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16 May 2011   #14

Windows 7 Professional x64

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I am planning to build a PC with AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ processor (2.30GHz, 1MB Cache). The programs that will be open: Photoshop CS3 or CS4 (depending on the choice made), iTunes, Firefox 4. I am unsure whether to set it up with: Win7 32bit and 2GIG RAM or Win7 64bit and 4GIG RAM Can anyone advise? Will there be a huge difference in general usage speed? Please give reasons. PLEASE NOTE : I have read the comparison sticky on here - I am after advise regarding day to day use. Just web and the occasional picture edit
I dont overly know if this is more a personal quirk or its something I did notice , some time ago I had a machine that had an intel E5200 CPU with 2 gig ddr2 800 ram , it ran great for a long time on 32 bit windows 7, when I went to 64 bit windows 7 it actually lagged a bit , so I got 2 more gigs of ram and vioala sped right up .

Also im starting to see a trend in the markets to move towards x64 stuff such as office 2010(released in 32 bit as well) . Sometime in the future I think x64 will be a major norm and 32 bit systems will be a bit out of use.

Hope this helps your thought process a bit !!!
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