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Windows 7: x64 or x32

24 Jun 2009   #1
afpereira

windows 7 7232
 
 
x64 or x32

what's the diference about x64 and x32/86 bits?


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24 Jun 2009   #2
srq2625

Win7 Ultimate, x64
 
 

x86 is smaller. There is a better chance of getting drivers for your H/W (though that gap is rapidly closing). X86 is limited in the amount of memory it can address, approx 3.25GB.

X64 will address as much memory as you can throw at it - basically limited by available MBO. I've read where this limit is approx 192GB, and other places quite a bit more. Also, I believe x64 Win7 is larger (but not a lot) - the installation ISO, and the footprint both on disk and in memory.
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24 Jun 2009   #3
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by srq2625 View Post
x86 is smaller. There is a better chance of getting drivers for your H/W (though that gap is rapidly closing). X86 is limited in the amount of memory it can address, approx 3.25GB.

X64 will address as much memory as you can throw at it - basically limited by available MBO. I've read where this limit is approx 192GB, and other places quite a bit more. Also, I believe x64 Win7 is larger (but not a lot) - the installation ISO, and the footprint both on disk and in memory.
To add onto what SRQ said..

First, welcome to Seven Forums.

Second, if you have a 64-bit Processor you should install a 64-bit if you have more then 2GB of RAM, in most cases it still outperforms 32-bit Operating systems.
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24 Jun 2009   #4
moonorn

Vista, Win 7 7600x86
 
 

I had VAIO z16 RAM 4 GB with Vista Business bundle, I wonder - x86 and x64 is best for me if I want to keep VAIO software. Advice me please. (I had ready install Win7 7260x86)
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