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Windows 7: Should I upgrade to 64 bit?

12 Apr 2011   #1
biggles1000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Should I upgrade to 64 bit?

(I'm guessing this would be the right section to put this in)

As you can see from my system specs info, I only have 2GB of RAM. That is the maximum the mobi can handle and the next computer I am going to build will be a £2000 job in the far-ish future.
I'm currently running windows 7 professional 32 bit on this machine, but it is a 64 bit capable processor.
Given that I only have 2GB of RAM and reinstalling all software, especially Portal in Steam (would take weeks to download again), what are the benefits of 64 bit?


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12 Apr 2011   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Likely none in your case.
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12 Apr 2011   #3
Kari

 

Other geeks may say something else, but in my opinion you can save you from the trouble of reinstalling. With your motherboard and current hardware setup, there's nothing to gain in installing a 64-bit OS.

Really. Just wait your new rig.

Kari
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12 Apr 2011   #4
biggles1000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ok, thanks you two
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12 Apr 2011   #5
Archmage

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you play with toys like Photoshop, AutoCAD and others, go to the 64 bits, even with 2 Gb of RAM.

If not, stay in 32 bits.
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12 Apr 2011   #6
biggles1000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Archmage View Post
If you play with toys like Photoshop, AutoCAD and others, go to the 64 bits, even with 2 Gb of RAM.

If not, stay in 32 bits.
I use paint.net sometimes, but none of those programs, so I'll stick with 32 bit. Thanks for the advice
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12 Apr 2011   #7
cody471

Windows 7
 
 

Well if your just into office work in it then u may upgrade it to 64-bit,but that wont boost you in any way,better work with win xp.But if you are into gaming and win7-64 bit with 2GB RAM....Not a good idea,it would rather decrease ur performance,so id say stick to win xp/win 7 32 bit.

cheers
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12 Apr 2011   #8
Tomrdiedrich

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

I would deff stick with 32. Unless you do RAM upgrade and plan on using labor intensive programs. You might as well and save your cash for a sweet new rig!
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12 Apr 2011   #9
biggles1000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

okay, thanks. can't wait to get a new rig built with 64 bit running fine
thanks for the advice all, I'll stick with 32 bit then.
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12 Apr 2011   #10
cody471

Windows 7
 
 

Man if ur planning to upgrade to 64 Bit...make sure u get a monster pc with min 6 gygs of RAM....youll be blown off (my personal experience).
Its a beauty with crysis 2.
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