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Windows 7: Should I stay or downgrade? (x64 or x86)

13 Feb 2009   #1

Windows 7 RC (x64)
Should I stay or downgrade? (x64 or x86)

Hello, I recently bought a Gateway laptop with Windows Vista Home Premium (x64) installed on it. Now I noticed that it will use more CPU % for simple things.

So I'm wondering should I stay with 64-bit or clean-install to 32-bit?

~=System Specifications
- AMD Turion(tm) X2 Dual-Core Mobile RM-72, 2.1Ghz
- 3Gb DDR2 RAM
- 256Mb ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics
- 250Gb HDD

Any other information needed then let me know, thanks in advanced.



Err title should say Downgrade not download, sorry. =|

My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Feb 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

If you have 3gb of memory, you might want to just use 32 bit, but if you were to get more, say up to 4gb, you might stick with 64 bit. It may work better for you. But it may be other factors causing slower performance. You can read this tutorial, a lot of them still apply to 7. Some things might be worth trying.
Speed Up the Performance of Vista - Vista Forums
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Feb 2009   #3

Windows 7 RC (x64)

Alright, thank you for your advice. =)
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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