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Windows 7: x86 vs. x64

09 Jan 2010   #11
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koondawg06 View Post
So what would I notice differently from x64 to x86 I guess is my question?
It's basically going to come down to the programs you use and whether or not they're optimized for a 64-bit OS. You'll have to do some research on the programs you use or may wish to use to see if they're optimized for 64-bit.

That's the shortened answer to a rather complicated question.

The really short answer is memory. If you have or desire to use more than 4gig of memory, then go with a 64-bit OS.

To be honest a lot of folks using 64-bit OS' really don't need to, outside of memory requirements/wants. And in my opinion, if you have no more than 4gig of memory, you could get away with using a 32-bit OS, provided your video doesn't take too much from your system memory, but now we getting into other areas.

At any rate you can read this article here to get a firmer grasp of 64-bit - 64-bit: More than just the RAM - Vista Forums


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09 Jan 2010   #12
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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The only problem I see at all is my fan seems to be running a lot.. but that may happen on any OS?
64-Bit runs the CPU a bit hotter from my tests.
Well if it cools my system then I'm all for switching to 32-bit. I've already got most of my files backed up to a flash so I'm good there. Should I format my hard drive using the built in windows one during setup?
Before you go running with this, I would highly suggest you do your homework as this can be no truer than me saying my video card runs hotter using Internet Explorer under a 64-bit OS.

Like everything else, it depends on what you’re doing or using to cause those heating problems? And those can happen under a 32-bit OS as well.

If you're going to switch operating systems, do it for valid reasons, not hypothetical opinions or rumors.
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09 Jan 2010   #13
koondawg06

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't really do anything I don't think that would even be optimized on 64-bit to be honest..
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09 Jan 2010   #14
Nemix

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Dude, 64-Bit is not worth it you just becuase have 4GB ram.

I have 4GB ram but 64-Bit is not for me, it's like saying if a women wants the best sexual experience go for a black dude. It's not the how big your ram is (but more than 4GB you have to go with 64-Bit) or how big you **** is, it's how you're gonna use it.

That being said, with 64-Bit OS I find running multiple programs some being native 64 and some being native 32 the CPU has two switch back and forth to provide the proper architecture for that type of task thus CPU runs hotter in my case and I have a Athlon X2 64 which runs 32-Bit native in a 64-Bit environment.

If the whole OS and all programs were 64-Bit native there would be no such debate but for God's sake even Live! Essential 2009 doesn't run in native 64-Bit and it's Microsoft own software, you tell me?

Whatever he chooses is up to him, you say 'Tomato' I say 'Tomato'...same difference.

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10 Jan 2010   #15
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nemix77 View Post
but for God's sake even Live! Essential 2009 doesn't run in native 64-Bit and it's Microsoft own software, you tell me?
Care to clearify this, and provide proof??? Does this mean the program doesn't work? What exactly is your point?

At any rate I'm out as this is starting to turn into a childish debate without merit.

Later.
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10 Jan 2010   #16
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

x64 is the future - even games now are beginning to include x64 optimisations. It also has Kernel Patchguard.
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10 Jan 2010   #17
koondawg06

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well, in any case, I'm sticking with x64 anyways because I finally got readyboost working and I'm not letting that go

I'm surprised my notebook runs windows 7 so well being on a single core processor.. but then again netbooks are mainly all single cores too huh?
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10 Jan 2010   #18
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koondawg06 View Post
Well, in any case, I'm sticking with x64 anyways because I finally got readyboost working and I'm not letting that go

I'm surprised my notebook runs windows 7 so well being on a single core processor.. but then again netbooks are mainly all single cores too huh?
Depends on your definition of well - I wouldn't want to touch weak hardware.
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10 Jan 2010   #19
koondawg06

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't know... It doesn't seem to ever lag.. but I don't have any music editing software, or play games on mine.. it's basically a web surfer... I've got the 360 and ps3 for gaming
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10 Jan 2010   #20
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koondawg06 View Post
I don't know... It doesn't seem to ever lag.. but I don't have any music editing software, or play games on mine.. it's basically a web surfer... I've got the 360 and ps3 for gaming
Can't stand consoles either, nothing like as home built PC with balls to tinker with unlike boring consoles. If you are satisfied, that's fine then.
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