Closed What to use for PC gaming? Tags: PC gaming Video Games Last response: February 5, 2012 6:49 PM in Video Games Share storm slider February 4, 2012 10:45:04 PM Hello. I was wondering, what should I use? 32-bit or 64-bit for PC gaming at this setup: Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Processor: Intel Core i5 2500K Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB DDR3 Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 560Ti 2GB Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 7.1 Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB Power Supply: Corsair TX750 Optical Drive: Asus 12x Blu-Ray Burner Windows 7 Professional More about : gaming azeem40 February 4, 2012 11:24:11 PM 64-bit. Uses all your RAM. Score 0 Best solution nerfmeplease February 5, 2012 12:01:40 AM With 32-bit the amount of RAM you can use varies, depending on what hardware you have installed, but can range from as little as 2GB to as much as 3.5GB. It's usually around 3.1GB. Since you have 4GB i would recommend you choose 64-bit in order to make use of all your RAM and any RAM you may add in the future. Share Related resources What power supply should I use for gaming pc - Forum What case to use for my gaming PC? - Forum what is mainly the use of ssd in gaming pc - Forum I need a gaming pc but don't have knowledge on what motherboard to use - Forum Selling Used Gaming PC? What should i set asking price at? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer storm slider February 5, 2012 12:37:50 AM Okay. Thanks guys. I appreciate the suggestions. Score 0 DeViLzzz2007 February 5, 2012 3:31:51 AM I would use the 64 bit OS as you have enough ram to do so. Still I have a question though .... can a pc not access the extra ram not used in a 32 bit OS for video memory if need be ? Score 0 Eldd February 5, 2012 4:46:21 AM DeViLzzz2007 said:I would use the 64 bit OS as you have enough ram to do so. Still I have a question though .... can a pc not access the extra ram not used in a 32 bit OS for video memory if need be ? No, it cannot. Score 0 DeViLzzz2007 February 5, 2012 5:12:38 AM Eldd I think you may be wrong. What about in hybrid crossfire ? Score 0 Eldd February 5, 2012 5:20:37 AM I am not familiar with hybrid crossfire. In computing, the 3 GB barrier is a limitation of some 32-bit operating systems running on x86 microprocessors. It prevents the operating systems from using more than about 3 GB (3 × 10243 bytes) of main memory (RAM). The exact barrier varies by motherboard and I/O device configuration, particularly the size of video RAM; it may be in the 2.9–3.5 GB range. That paragraph above is a link, please click it and read the rest of the article. Score 0 storm slider February 5, 2012 2:50:45 PM Best answer selected by Storm Slider. Score 0 Mousemonkey February 5, 2012 6:49:00 PM This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Need help deciding what parts to use for building a gaming pc Forum What is the best GPU to use in a gaming pc Forum What to Use to Build a Nice Gaming PC Forum What hard drive should I use for a gaming PC? Forum Recently got my first gaming PC (always used crappy laptops) what do you think, and for how long will it run games nicely? Forum If you built a new gaming PC what OS would you use? Forum I'm building a PC for about £1000 and have a mock up.. I'm using it strictly for gaming.. What improvements should i make? ht Forum What is the value of this used gaming pc? Forum Solvedhelp on deciding what parts to use in a new pc. Forum What to use for pc games Forum SolvedWhat's the advantage of a monitor over a television for PC use? Forum SolvedI've figured out what I should buy for my first build going to use for Heavy workstation and gaming is it worth it ? Forum SolvedWhat type of ram should I use for pc build Forum SolvedWhat parts should i use to build a gaming computer for $700? Forum SolvedWhat gaming headset do you use? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Video Games categories Console Gaming PC Gaming Handheld Gaming Nintendo Playstation Servers Sims World of Warcraft Xbox 360 !