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Windows 7: 32 Bit Vs. 64 Bit

11 Feb 2009   #1

Windows 7 Build 7000
32 Bit Vs. 64 Bit

Hello all I just upgraded my Ram from 1gb to 4gb. So I had to do a new Install to windows 7 64bit and my question is what is the point of 64bit other than you can use more than 3gb ram? alot of programs are 32 bit's, Does the 32 Bit programs still run quicker on 64? I also noticed that the computer seams slower and uses up more HD space on the 64. I had more stuff installed on my 32 bit version and it used up about 38GB and on my 64bit it has Less stuff on it and its is using about the same.

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11 Feb 2009   #2


Yes 64bit will use up slightly more space. 64 bit programs will also run faster.

general comments that i've read indicate that the 32 bit version of 7 feels faster
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11 Feb 2009   #3

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Shadowminx,

The articles in the link below should help answer all of your questions and more about 32-bit vs 64-bit.

64-bit: More than just the RAM - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
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18 May 2009   #4

Windows XP

All technology aside, I have noticed that there are a ton of issues with Vista x64 like compatibility issues, and the speed is definitely not faster than x86 systems (regardless of the RAM...I have a client with 8GB and a quad core cpu, and vista x64 is no faster than a x86 system with a core 2 and 4GB of RAM)...I hope that Windows 7 has resolved these issues...I'm downloading both x86 and x64 so I'll find out.
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