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Windows 7: Is it worth installing 64bit OS if I only have 2GB of RAM?

View Poll Results: 2GB RAM - 64/32bit windows?
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01 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 HP x64
Is it worth installing 64bit OS if I only have 2GB of RAM?

Just like in the title, do you guys think it's worth installing 64bit OS if I have only 2GB of RAM?

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01 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1

My personal opinion is no. Unless you have at least 4 Gbs of RAM, I can't see any benefit to running a 64bit version of Windows 7.
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01 Jan 2013   #3

windows 7 home 64bit

No has to be the answer .
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01 Jan 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP


I would also suggest you try it to see. You can even shrink C to create a new partition to try it on for a side-by-side comparison. I recently tried 64 bit this way on a 2gb RAM PC and saw no difference. But it's been known to lag a bit in the past on less than 4gb.
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 Is it worth installing 64bit OS if I only have 2GB of RAM?

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