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Would my games run any better if I were to us W7 64bit instead of WXP

Would my games run any faster if I were to use Windows 7 64bit, rather than Windows XP, or the other way around. This is for my Dell Desktop. Specs are in my signature.

Does it matter if it is 64bit or 32bit. All my parts are 64bit compatible
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  1. 7 may give you a small boost in some games.
    http://www.maximumpc.com/article/reviews/windows_7_review?page=0,3

    More importantly though, it'll let you run DX11, etc.
  2. With that system, I would recommend switching to Win7 purely due to the improved stability and security features. It's powerful enough for anything you played under XP to work just as well in 7.
  3. Herr_Koos said:
    With that system, I would recommend switching to Win7 purely due to the improved stability and security features. It's powerful enough for anything you played under XP to work just as well in 7.


    Powerful enough, you sure, make sure you looked at my 2nd line in the signature, not the first.

    I was thinking that Windows XP 64 bit would be better because my Dell System is old.
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    Ah, apologies, I misread. My opinion stands, provided the Pentium D is a dual-core. You have plenty of RAM which is crucial for Win7.

    EDIT: It appears all Pentium D's are indeed dual-cores, in which case it should run Win7 just fine. I would not install 7 on a single-core machine.
  5. dump that dinosaur xp is dead

    xp 64 - NO, JUST NO

    pentium d's are ancient
  6. I wouldn't dump it, as apache says, as it could have it's uses. But I sure wouldn't bother putting any type of money into it either. I would leave it as is (you can always try, then go back to xp if you don't like it).
  7. Go for it... I doubt it'll give you any issues, because I had it on my ancient 1.86 GHz Celeron M w/ 1GB RAM, and it was just a tiny bit slower than XP. Dual-core Pentium and 4GB RAM will handle it just fine. And, as it was mentioned before, you'll be able to use DX11 (though I don't know if 4670 supports it).
  8. I've seen people install Windows 7 Enterprise on their laptops -- 50G hard drive, single core processor, 1G of RAM. Doesn't load up slowly, runs fine for basic stuff at least. I've even seen them playing games on them, literally 3D games like those that are on Steam
  9. amk-aka-Phantom said:
    And, as it was mentioned before, you'll be able to use DX11 (though I don't know if 4670 supports it).


    It doesn't.
  10. Herr Kos you accidentally deleted a ] in your quote
  11. Fixed, thanks.
  12. Best answer selected by Shpati.
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