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July 13, 2014 8:55:13 AM

I am bit confused if i am going to use Win 7 32bit or 64bit OS. Before I tell you my question here is the specs of my "LAPTOP"

Processor : Intel Celeron P4600 2Ghz
RAM : 6Gb DDR3 (forgot the brand)
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics (Dedicated Video memory 128 MB, Shared System Memory 1632 MB)

I am currently playing a game. (GTA San Andreas, Need for Speed Most Wanted) They run on my Laptop on Medium Settings. My question is:

1. If I am going to use 32 Bit OS, (of course win7 will only use like 3.x gb of RAM) and play a game, that remaining RAM/unusable RAM will be using by my Graphics Card? or should I use 64 bit (win 7 will use 5.x GB RAM) so all memory are usable?.

2. And if I use 32bit Win 7 my game will perform faster than if I am using a 64bit?

Thank you for your replies.

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a c 595 $ Windows 7
July 13, 2014 9:02:51 AM

Unless there is a specific bit of software that requires a 32bit OS, go with 64bit.
And games are not in that category. Go with 64bit.
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July 13, 2014 9:03:13 AM

64bit in general will perform faster, and the HD graphics only uses about 500mb or less of system RAM.

If you need to play a game that requires 32 bit OS, just use windows compatibility mode.
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July 13, 2014 9:04:38 AM

Emmanuel Dedel said:
I am bit confused if i am going to use Win 7 32bit or 64bit OS.

64-bit.


Emmanuel Dedel said:
1. If I am going to use 32 Bit OS, (of course win7 will only use like 3.x gb of RAM) and play a game, that remaining RAM/unusable RAM will be using by my Graphics Card?

No. Graphics Card has their own memory internally.


Emmanuel Dedel said:
or should I use 64 bit (win 7 will use 5.x GB RAM) so all memory are usable?.

Yes; install 64-bit.


Emmanuel Dedel said:
2. And if I use 32bit Win 7 my game will perform faster than if I am using a 64bit?

Depends. If your RAM is used up, then yes; it will affect performance. If not, then there's no difference. But your other programs are using RAM.
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