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Windows 7: thinking about x64. advice?

15 Jul 2009   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ztmike View Post
I already told him how to check what type of ram..what I couldn't tell him was how he can check how much ram his computer can hold or per stick.
That kind of spec is what the tool at micron can tell him.

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15 Jul 2009   #12

7600 x86

i know what kind of ram i have. look at my specs...

it's prebuilt, but not by a well known manufacturer. no way i can find drivers on their site.

most of my hardware is new, though i remember having to install my mouse drivers in xp compatibility mode for it to work... beyond that i guess things will work ok.

as for software, i know that Directory Opus offers 64 bit, but beyond that, i have no idea. i guess i'll just start googling!

and no, i won't be ordering from newegg
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15 Jul 2009   #13


Do not expect a Wow! response when you switch - you won't have one. What you will have is a more "modern" platform.

Many apps do not "benefit" from executing in 64-bit. Like file managers. If I recall from some of your posts, you like graphics software. PS CS4 renders much more swiftly and gracefully in 64-bit. has a reliable tool for spec'ing your RAM upgrade options.

You have reached the point of know return.
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15 Jul 2009   #14

7600 x86

thanks for the info Antman. i know i won't notice anything, i don't use my system hard enough. i just figure it's time to jump on board

so why would DOpus offer x64 if there is no benefit?
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15 Jul 2009   #15


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garbanzo View Post why would DOpus offer x64 if there is no benefit?
Note that I wrote "benefit", not benefit. I have used dope, I mean, I have not used DOpus, but I believe that it might do some rendering. No matter. One day, all code will be compiled via 64-bit compilers. At a minumum, the DOpus author is simply on board.

What I meant by "benefit" (to a degree): some processes will only use a few bytes of memory, certainly a small amount compared to 4+ GB. Some processes will execute within a minimal number of clock cycles. Some processes simply do not require much resources. These processes will not "benefit". I would venture to say that the most common activities are contained within these processes.
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15 Jul 2009   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Build 7600

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by masterB View Post
64 bit, the whole system runs better than 32 bit by a lot.
yeah, 'fast has hell' (c) funny phrase from one youtube video..
I really need 4Gb RAM instead of my 2.
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