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Windows 7: 32 or 64 bit

21 Oct 2009   #11
mcleod55

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

LOL I've been downloading them already. The only thing I can't figure out is the chipset driver they have listed is NVIDIA instead of AMD


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21 Oct 2009   #12
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mcleod55 View Post
LOL I've been downloading them already. The only thing I can't figure out is the chipset driver they have listed is NVIDIA instead of AMD
Perhaps get ahold of Asus tech support first? That's odd!
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21 Oct 2009   #13
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

You can always run the windows upgrade advisor to see if your hardware will run 7 64 bit. Fabe Download details: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
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22 Oct 2009   #14
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
You can always run the windows upgrade advisor to see if your hardware will run 7 64 bit. Fabe Download details: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
Well, not exactely.... the 64 bit Advisor is not available for download (at least I have never found it) I read somewhere that the 64 bit advisor is only on the 64 bit DVD???
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22 Oct 2009   #15
ratePV

Windows 7 SP1 x64
 
 

x64 is (in theory) safer because it has PatchGuard that stops unwanted modification of the Windows Kernel.
But still anyone having less than 2gb of ram shouldn't use it.
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22 Oct 2009   #16
Adrian

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mcleod55 View Post
Would 64 run OK with just 4 gb RAM? I have 4 installed ddr2 800 and I have an extra 2 gb RAM but it's ddr2 667. That would give me 6 gb but it would downgrade the 800 ram. It wouldn't help, would it? If it will run OK with 4 gb for now, then I could get another 4 to match later.
I have reviewed your sys specs and you have more than adequate horse power to run OS_7 in 64 bit. My system is almost identical except for memory where I use DDR3 but you have a strong processor, 4 gigs of memory and more than adequate storage.
IMHO older legacy hardware such as printers/scanners optical storage devices may pose a challenge during installation. However there are an abundant number of well credetialed members here on the Forum that are eager to help.

Regards,
Adrian
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22 Oct 2009   #17
Teerex

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ratePV View Post
Also it does hardware DEP reducing system load.
I think 32 bit does hardware DEP too. Mine does..
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22 Oct 2009   #18
Adrian

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mcleod55 View Post
LOL I've been downloading them already. The only thing I can't figure out is the chipset driver they have listed is NVIDIA instead of AMD
I believe that you may have a ATI grfx card aboard.
If so check the AMD website for the latest ATI Catalyst driver set that was released in September.
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22 Oct 2009   #19
ratePV

Windows 7 SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Teerex View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ratePV View Post
Also it does hardware DEP reducing system load.
I think 32 bit does hardware DEP too. Mine does..
True...it does that since Vista x32...ooops
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22 Oct 2009   #20
Adrian

 
MOBO

Follow the attached link for your MOBO SPECS:
ASUSTeK Computer Inc.

You have an ATI video card aboard, not NIVDIA.
Use the latest ATI catalyst driver if you are going to set up Windows 7 in 64 bit. Any problems or challenges don't hesitate to ask.

Regards,
Adrian
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