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Windows 7: windows 7 32 0R 64

03 Aug 2011   #1
Monster212

Win-7 H-Prem-x64 Linux-M-Mate-x64
 
 
windows 7 32 0R 64

hello i am new to the forums and have a question... i have a dell Inspiron 1520 laptop has 4gigs of ram Intel Pentium T2330 dual core @ 1.60GHz Merom 65nm Technology with a brand new Western Digital WDC WD3200BEVT 320gig hard drive.. right now i have windows 7 sp1 32bit .. my laptop can handle 64bit would i notice a big difference in system speed and response going to 64bit, or better to stick with 32bit for my laptop....

thanks in advance for any help or info.....


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03 Aug 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Monster212 View Post
hello i am new to the forums and have a question... i have a dell Inspiron 1520 laptop has 4gigs of ram Intel Pentium T2330 dual core @ 1.60GHz Merom 65nm Technology with a brand new Western Digital WDC WD3200BEVT 320gig hard drive.. right now i have windows 7 sp1 32bit .. my laptop can handle 64bit would i notice a big difference in system speed and response going to 64bit, or better to stick with 32bit for my laptop....

thanks in advance for any help or info.....
Not at 4 gigs ram. since 64bit uses more resources (but is slightly faster) it may well be a wash.

64bit would be somewhat faster but it would take more HD space, use more resources, and be harder to find drivers for.


BTW I am using a 1520 now.
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03 Aug 2011   #3
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I would say finding 64bit drivers for Windows 7 at this point would only be correct for really old or really niche/odd hardware. Getting drivers certified for WHQL on Win7 requires both 32 and 64bit drivers, so unless you're talking about old or niche hardware, that shouldn't be true.

The rest is true though, and given the question about whether or not x64 would give a big boost over x86, your statement is true that there wouldn't be a huge performance delta on that hardware at all as RAM wouldn't be the limiting/differentiating factor.
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04 Aug 2011   #4
smarteyeball

 
 

+ another on not worth the effort.
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04 Aug 2011   #5
Monster212

Win-7 H-Prem-x64 Linux-M-Mate-x64
 
 

ok thanks for the quick responses and info, i plan on reading as many posts as i can to learn more about 7,

thanks again Monster212
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04 Aug 2011   #6
Monster212

Win-7 H-Prem-x64 Linux-M-Mate-x64
 
 

thanks everyone for the help and info..... glad i joined this forum....

thanks Monster212
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04 Aug 2011   #7
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I would do it for the simple fact that it would allow you to use all of your memory.
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09 Aug 2011   #8
htb2050

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
64bit would be better.....

gone are the days when you couldn't find drivers for 64bit operating systems. I have win 7 64bit and a lot of cameras and other hardware ( friend's relative's) get connected to my laptop and During two years of its use I never had even a single issue with drivers.IT just works.
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09 Aug 2011   #9
Monster212

Win-7 H-Prem-x64 Linux-M-Mate-x64
 
 

i ended up switch to 64bit.. all my drivers were found for 64bit..
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10 Aug 2011   #10
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
I would do it for the simple fact that it would allow you to use all of your memory.

x64 doesn't use very much more resources. I don't think it is a wash as long as your system supports memory remapping so that you can utilize all of your 4 GB of memory. If it doesn't, then there isn't a good reason to move to x64.
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