32 or 64 bit Tags: New Build Windows 7 New Build Systems Last response: November 20, 2009 8:13 AM in Systems Share donnahcbc November 20, 2009 7:17:32 AM I am just doing a new build and am wondering whether to go for windows 7 32 or 64bit. It's just for a fun pc, a few games, running VPN, doing a bit of photo editing. Just a hobby build for trying out different things. More about : bit gkay09 November 20, 2009 7:27:30 AM Go with 64 bit - Reason - If you install 4GB or more RAM, it wont be recognized fully on a 32-bit OS and nowadays there are very less incompatibility issues with the 64-bit OSes... masterjaw November 20, 2009 7:34:03 AM 64-bit, no questions asked. You can run 32-bit applications in 64-bit, but not the other way around. Plus the option to increase RAM > 3.5gb. Related resources Upgrading Windows vista 32-bit (oem) to windows 7 64-bit (oem) - Forum My computer is 32 bit , need 64 bit to install windows 7 - Forum 32-bit to 64-bit - Forum Dual boot xp 32bit and 7 64bit on two seperate HDDs - Forum Hp deskjet 1180c printer driver for windows 7- 32-64 bit - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer El_Capitan November 20, 2009 7:35:53 AM 64-bit, mainly for more RAM, though for what you're doing, it really won't matter much. donnahcbc November 20, 2009 8:13:52 AM thanks for that, guess I'll go witht he 64bit version then. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWill Win 7 64-bit Recognize HD Formatted Under Win XP 32-bit ? ForumChanging 32bit to 64bit Windows 7 using a Win7 installer from torrents ForumHow to enable recognition of a 32 bit hard drive on a 64 bit system board in win ForumWhat specify 32bit and 64bit (CPU or MOBO)?? ForumRadeon 7850. 32bit or 64bit ? ForumDownload free convert 64bit to 32bit windows 7 ForumHow to change from 64bit to 32bit in windows7 ForumRunning 32bit apps on windows pro 64bit ForumUpgrading my win 32 bit to 64 bit ForumFirst Gaming PC- Help Wanted :) More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !