I've just got my new kingston 2GB and now have a total 4GB of RAM on my Desktop PC(Windows 7(32bit), 4GB RAM, Intel E7300), and I know that 32-bit windows doesn't use 4GB fully, and I was wondering if I should move to windows 7 64-bit if I use this software:
Komplete 6 (Kontakt 4, MASSIVE, FM8 etc. plus more libraries from NI such as Alicia's Keys)
that's pretty much it.
so, two questions:
1)Should I move to 64-bit given my specific needs/system
2)Does "regular" 32bit software/samples works on 64bit systems?
I agree. Take a look at the above mentioned programs manufacturer's support sites to ensure that they are compatible with a 64 bit version of Windows, which if they aren't really old, should do just fine.
I would upgrade to 64bit but you will face a compatibility issue with some of your software. Unless you're a serious gamer, and even the.... I'd leave it as is. I'm running Call of Duty Black Ops flawlessly with only 2 gigs. Hope this helps.
if your staying with only 4GB and not going higher then stay with the 32-bit OS.
if going more than 4GB in THIS unit then maybe you should think about 64-bit.
verify that all your programs are 64-bit compatible BEFORE you move to 64-bit.
do know that there is no upgrade path for this move from 32-bit to 64-bit,
it takes a clean full-install..