Can my Q6600 run a 64 bit version of win7

Hey guys i was looking and all the threads are about win xp or vista that ive seen for this question i want to make it clear to myself that win7 64bit will run fine with my pc..

Im a competitive gamer, i have 4gb ram, Q6600, 8800gt, and an asus p5q mobo.. Im currently running win XP-Pro x32
ive got a spare 80gb hd that i as goin to drop win 7 onto to see how my games ran on it.

Thanks in advanced.
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  1. short answer = yes

    Make sure you have all driver updates and bios updates after you install windows 7. For gaming im not to sure on windows 7 performance but I think its a little lower on FPS.

    There have been people on these boards with really low FPS using windows 7. Most of the time it is from old drivers but some have issues with hardware too.
  2. all my games that i play i am running about 90+ fps on a bad day..
    Crysis dont count.. not playing competitively on that lol.. (runs around 40-50 on high)

    Ill give it ago when i get the spare money to purchase it..

    Ill be looking at this topic for more replys as the day goes on.

    Thanks digitalvivo for your reply to mine. =]
  3. I'm running a Q6600 here, and can assure you that Win 7 works perfectly well on it.
  4. pheon1x said:
    Hey guys i was looking and all the threads are about win xp or vista that ive seen for this question i want to make it clear to myself that win7 64bit will run fine with my pc..

    Im a competitive gamer, i have 4gb ram, Q6600, 8800gt, and an asus p5q mobo.. Im currently running win XP-Pro x32
    ive got a spare 80gb hd that i as goin to drop win 7 onto to see how my games ran on it.

    Thanks in advanced.



    If you are unsure if your processor can handle a 64 bit OS or if your processor is a 64 bit one download and run this little app. A Q6600 is more then capable to run Windows 7 x64.


    http://www.grc.com/securable.htm
  5. Any Core + processor is 64-bit capable.
  6. pheon1x said:
    Hey guys i was looking and all the threads are about win xp or vista that ive seen for this question i want to make it clear to myself that win7 64bit will run fine with my pc..

    Im a competitive gamer, i have 4gb ram, Q6600, 8800gt, and an asus p5q mobo.. Im currently running win XP-Pro x32
    ive got a spare 80gb hd that i as goin to drop win 7 onto to see how my games ran on it.

    Thanks in advanced.


    Pheon1x,

    Just as a precaution, have you downloaded and ran Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor?
    To determine if your current computer configuration will be compatible with Windows 7 please go to the following link: http://tinyurl.com/no4xb7

    Jessica
    Microsoft Windows Client Team
  7. As everyone has stated: the Q6600 is more than sufficient to pwn Windows 7 64-bit. I've been running it for the Windows 7 RC since May, and there have been no issues.
  8. quiet well actually
  9. Thanks guys its working awesomly!

    ^_^

    No hiccups at all.
  10. pheon1x said:
    Thanks guys its working awesomly!

    ^_^

    No hiccups at all.



    I wish I could say the same about my wonky car!
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