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Windows 7: What is better for me? 32 or 64 bit

29 Nov 2010   #1
master12

Microsoft Windows*7 Ultimate x64
 
 
What is better for me? 32 or 64 bit

Hello,

Can you please advice me, should I use windows 7 32 or 64 bit?
I have the following:

Intel Core i5 650 @ 3.20GHz
3.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3
NVIDIA GeForce 210
625GB SATA

Best Regards.


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29 Nov 2010   #2
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Use x64 if you plan to add more RAM in the future, this will avoid you to install x64 later
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29 Nov 2010   #3
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

You wont get the best benefit of a 64 bit OS unless you have (want to have) over 4 GB RAM...

A 32 bit OS cannot see or use more that 4 total GB, where a 64 bit can!

32 bit is the past, 64 bit is now, 128 bit on the horizon!
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29 Nov 2010   #4
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

+1 on 64 bit. You should find all the drivers easily for W7 64bit as well, unlike the issues I had with XP 64bit.
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29 Nov 2010   #5
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

just go with 64 bit, there is no reason to buy old software now
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29 Nov 2010   #6
master12

Microsoft Windows*7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I will go with 64 bit , but a 3gb of ram is enough as a start?
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29 Nov 2010   #7
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by master12 View Post
I will go with 64 bit , but a 3gb of ram is enough as a start?
Its enough but you might want to add more 4GB+
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29 Nov 2010   #8
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Yes it work with 3 GB, but when you do decide to add ram make sure you add the same kind as you have now. You can go to several sites such as Crucial and download their upgrade advisor, it will tell you what you have and give you options as to what you may want to add.
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29 Nov 2010   #9
kword88

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

i would say x64, but run the upgrade advisor to make sure all your hardware is compatible.

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor - Download - Microsoft Windows
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29 Nov 2010   #10
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Since you have 3 GB of DDR3 now you probably have 3 slots filled and 3 left open on your mobo... just save up at a later time and buy 3 matched sticks. The good news is RAM keeps getting faster and less expensive!

By the way, please fill in your system specs.
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