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Windows 7: Dumb Question: Can I install x64 on a 32 bit machine?

03 Aug 2009   #21
YupYup

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Ram ram ram is that all you people think about?, you know there are other benefits to a 64 bit system other than ram.


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04 Aug 2009   #22
The Blessed One

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YupYup View Post
Ram ram ram is that all you people think about?, you know there are other benefits to a 64 bit system other than ram.
Yes everyone knows that, but the point I'm making is that you won't see a significant benefit without enough RAM ram ram...
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04 Aug 2009   #23
Howdr

Win 7 7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zrob View Post
As I said in my earlier post.....you need to have at least 6 gb of ram to see any difference. 12gb will really make a difference
I would like to point out until this year Notebooks had a limit of 3 GB ram
and 4 GB ram from just a year ago, also many now have a Cap of 8 GB few go higher, this need for more and more RAM is something that should not be because it tends to be because of Lazy programing

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Yes everyone knows that, but the point I'm making is that you won't see a significant benefit without enough RAM ram ram...[IMG]file:///C:/Users/DR5476%7E1.BIL/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot-3.jpg[/IMG][IMG]file:///C:/Users/DR5476%7E1.BIL/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot-2.jpg[/IMG]
And you know How? I think you miss the point that a 64 bit will talk faster to the software then a 32 bit You do not hit a performance wall just by ram alone it depends on more factors, your just making a generalization not based on real performance but probably fault ridden PC scores.......... these PC scores are not real life performance.
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04 Aug 2009   #24
The Blessed One

 

@Howdr

I said you won't see a significant difference, not no difference. I know because I had 2.2 Core2Duo, 3GB RAM, and I couldn't tell the difference between 32-bit/64-bit but it doesn't mean there wasn't any. The OP has 2GB, so the difference may not be noticable.

If you want potentially a very small performance increase with 2GB RAM 64-bit, then go ahead and try it. Just don't be surprised if at times your computer seems very slightly faster, or other times when your computer seems very slightly slower.
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