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. 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. Related resources Need help deciding what parts to use for building a gaming pc - Forum What case to use for my gaming PC ? - Forum What to Use to Build a Nice Gaming PC - Forum What is the best GPU to use in a gaming pc - Forum What hard drive should I use for a gaming PC ? - 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. 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 ? 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. DeViLzzz2007 February 5, 2012 5:12:38 AM Eldd I think you may be wrong. What about in hybrid crossfire ? 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. storm slider February 5, 2012 2:50:45 PM Best answer selected by Storm Slider. Mousemonkey February 5, 2012 6:49:00 PM This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumGaming /Daily Use PC build ideas? ForumIf you built a new gaming PC what OS would you use ? ForumNeed advice on components to use in a gaming pc ForumWhat to use for pc games ForumBuilding Gaming PC for use on Bravia 32" 3DTV ForumWondering if i can use MY Xeon pc for gaming ForumWhat Theme do you use for gaming ? ForumWhat is the best and cheapest card i must use to upgrade may PC ? ForumWhat does the PS4's 8 core CPU mean for PC gaming ? ForumWhat do you think of this custom PC ? (for gaming and redering, budget) ForumWhat Motherboard for a gaming pc . ForumPS3, and Wii adding to wired network. ForumWhat gaming TV would you recommend for me? Forum[Solved] What is the best windows for gaming? Forum[Solved] Trackball or mouse, what's better for PC gaming? More resources Read discussions in other Video Games categories Console Gaming PC Gaming Handheld Gaming Nintendo Playstation Servers Sims World of Warcraft Xbox 360 !