64-bit Windows 7. What is noticable for a novice user?

It could be a placebo but I have noticed that my computer runs faster on Windows 7 64-bit vs. Windows XP 32-bit. I just installed Windows 7 64-bit a few days ago. I have also noticed that the videos are better in quality, too. Placebo? Window 7 read 4 gigs of ram whereas Windows XP only had like 3.3 gigs of ram.

Anyway, the question: To a novice user like me, what are the biggest differences between Windows 32-bit vs. 64-bit? I want to make sure I am actually realizing the difference in quality and speed.

My processor is Athlon II X3 64-bit Rana 2.9 GHz.
My RAM is : 2x2 GB DDR3 1333Mhz
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  1. 64 Bit supports RAM sizes of 4Gb or more, while 32 Bit doesn't. You feel the videos look better maybe because of the visual styles and colour tones of Windows 7.
  2. Best answer
    If you really want your games, videos, and general system to feel snappier, you should try running with 8 gig of ram.
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