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Which version to buy? Need to optimize for gaming! 64 or 32 bit?

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June 28, 2011 2:36:44 PM

Here are my computer specs.



CPU - Intel i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3 GHz (3.7 w/TB) Quad-Core
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Motherboard - MSI P67A-GD55 (B3) LGA 1155
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RAM - G.Skill Ripjaws X 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 @ 1333 MHz CL9
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Video Card - XFX Radeon HD 6950 ZNFC
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Storage - Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB @ 7200 RPM
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Optical Drive - ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X DVD Burner
http://goo.gl/l6h8b -

PSU - XFX PRO750W XXX Edition Semi-Modular
http://goo.gl/A1F4U -

Will 32 bit recognize everything? Should I go Home? Basic? Ultimate?

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June 28, 2011 2:47:55 PM

Would I benefit with anything else by going 64 bit even though 32 bit can support my RAM?


Is it more optimized? Better for gaming or anything like that?
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a c 421 $ Windows 7
June 28, 2011 2:52:19 PM

32 bit will only see about 3.25 gigs of ram,go 64 bit so you can upgrade the ram later !
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June 28, 2011 2:56:44 PM

Ok I will go 64 bit, but which version of Windows 7?
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June 28, 2011 2:57:40 PM

kobe24life said:
Would I benefit with anything else by going 64 bit even though 32 bit can support my RAM?
Is it more optimized? Better for gaming or anything like that?

Well actually, 32-bit Windows 7 uses less than 4GB of RAM, more like 3.5GB by some estimates. 64-bit will be able to use all of it.
And if you ever want to add more RAM, 64-bit will be able to support it.

And also, 64-bit Windows 7 handles memory more effectively than its 32-bit cousin. At least, that's what Microsoft says.
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a c 421 $ Windows 7
June 28, 2011 3:04:54 PM

Windows 7 Home 64 bit is good for most people !
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June 28, 2011 3:05:19 PM

kobe24life said:
Ok I will go 64 bit, but which version of Windows 7?

It depends on what features of Windows 7 you want or need.
Comparison chart here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_7_editions#Comparison_chart

As a side note: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit and upwards supports 192GB of RAM. But seriously, who the hell needs that much?
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June 28, 2011 3:07:58 PM

If I wanted to strictly game and nothing else on this PC, which will give me all the performance and nothing else?

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a c 421 $ Windows 7
June 28, 2011 3:09:08 PM

Go with Home Premium 64 BIT !

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June 28, 2011 3:10:31 PM

Thanks! I was leaning towards that too.
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June 28, 2011 3:10:47 PM

Best answer selected by kobe24life.
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a c 421 $ Windows 7
June 28, 2011 3:12:59 PM

Your Welcome ! Let us know how it runs !

Thanks for using the Forum !
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