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Windows 7: In which PC should I install Win 7?

26 Jul 2009   #1
Leobelbas

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
In which PC should I install Win 7?

I have 2 PC's. But, since I'm only able to install it on only one pc, I want your advise as to which one should I install it in. And which version? 32 or 64 bit?

PC 1

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2,4 Ghz
2GB Ram
Nvidia Geforce 7600 GT 256 MB

PC 2

Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 3,16 Ghz
2GB Ram
Nvidia Geforce 9500 GT 512 MB


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26 Jul 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Leobelbas View Post
I have 2 PC's. But, since I'm only able to install it on only one pc, I want your advise as to which one should I install it in. And which version? 32 or 64 bit?

PC 1

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2,4 Ghz
2GB Ram
Nvidia Geforce 7600 GT 256 MB

PC 2

Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 3,16 Ghz
2GB Ram
Nvidia Geforce 9500 GT 512 MB
ARe you going to get more ram? if not stay with 32bit. do you do alot of gaming? If so pc2. If not its a wash. Im not certain abt MS licensing but you might be able to install it on both. check with microsoft abt a laptop and desktop.

Hope this helps

Ken
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26 Jul 2009   #3
Leobelbas

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I want gaming yes. But they're both desktops...
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26 Jul 2009   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

I know. and more ram are you going to get some?
Ken
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26 Jul 2009   #5
Leobelbas

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
I know. and more ram are you going to get some?
Ken
Possibly in the future I'll go for 4 GB. And I play a lot of games. What would you suggest?
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26 Jul 2009   #6
HerrKaLeun

W7 Pro 64
 
 

Iguess whichever PC you use the most should get W7. I'm not sure why people have more than one PC unless you have multiple user at home. But if it was me I'd throw all my resources into one PC.

It looks your dual-core PC has the better graphics card. why not put the quad in there? afaik it has 1066 MHz FSB and easily runs at 1333 FSB bringing the clock speed to that of the dual core? I'm sure newer games use multiple cores.
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26 Jul 2009   #7
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HerrKaLeun View Post
I'm not sure why people have more than one PC unless you have multiple user at home.
Because I usually upgrade every 2-3 years. And once upgraded, the old PC is hardly junk...just not the best anymore. So, I keep the old one around for various testing, give to the kids to play with, etc.
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26 Jul 2009   #8
HerrKaLeun

W7 Pro 64
 
 

but he has 2 PCs that are almost comparable in power (high clock dual core, low clock quad), so they are not 2-3 years apart (assuming you upgrade because you need more power and after 2-3 years you definitely have a power jump).
I assume when you have that 2-3 year replacement policy, obviously the newest PC is the one you use the most and would get W7.
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26 Jul 2009   #9
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I guess it all depends upon what you use computers for. For example, I'm a systems admin and work with computers for a living. I've purchased 4 computers in the past 5 years. (pentium 4 at 3.2ghz for gaming machine, then Sempron 2800+ for server, then AMD Athlon 64 4600+ for Linux workstation and then Intel Q9550 quad core to replace that Pentium 4). So, maybe he needed two relatively high-end computers to try something or learn something new.
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26 Jul 2009   #10
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Either one of those two builds can see both flavors of 7(32/64) run with 2gb of memory. The decision for upgrading to 4gb shouldn't be the only factor but which model cpu if not both as well as the better video card will support virtuallization if you some time to decide to try out the XP mode.

For gaming the better video card matched with the better of the two boards would be the preferred for gaming purposes. In fact when going to buy more memory or simply replace the present with larger dimms you will want to look over some newer model video cards.

That simply spells out things for the next new build however while the second on the list is the favored for gaming as well as 7.
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