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Windows 7: Upgrading to Windows 7 x64 bit

03 Jun 2014   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Upgrading to Windows 7 x64 bit

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit OS. I just learned that it is 64 bit compatible. so i have the cd for upgrading but my RAM is 3GB DDR3. Is it worth it to upgrade??
I am planning to increase my RAM, but not now. Soon. I just wanted to finish with the OS first. Will there be any problems with running a 64 bit OS on 3GB RAM?

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03 Jun 2014   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

I wouldn't expect any issues with using 3 GB of RAM and 64-bit. You probably won't notice the difference one way or the other. There's no particular advantage to moving to 64-bit if you have only 3 GB of RAM. Suit yourself.
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03 Jun 2014   #3

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

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03 Jun 2014   #4

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

There is no upgrade path from a 32 bit to 64 bit OS so that means a clean install of the OS and all applications. No way around that. The differences between a 32 bit and 64 bit OS is not just 32 bits. Internally they are very different.

Unless you have a specific need it is probably not worth the trouble.
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03 Jun 2014   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

I wish to increase the RAM. Will do it soon. but i just wanted to know in the meantime, whether there will be any complications.
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03 Jun 2014   #6
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Windows 8.1

If you plan on adding more ram at a later date then yes, install the 64bit version now.

It will save the hassle of having to install it later when you actually get the Ram.

All they mean above is, Windows won't run any better on either version when given 3gb of Ram, however if you're future proofing then x64 is the way to go.
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03 Jun 2014   #7

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

The biggest I believe reason a manufacture would load a 32 bit system instead of 64 bit would to save power consumption if it's a laptop,
Mine is also 32bit 3 gig ram but it's a low end laptop also but is 64 bit compatible,
Is it worth reloading to 64 bit ?
Probably not in my case

Your spec's look like my desktop so you should be okay,
Screen resolution is different but for the most part it looks like mine
Same chip set, G45/ 43
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