Solved 32 bit vs. 64 bit Tags: New Build Systems Last response: February 17, 2010 2:55 PM in Systems Share andygoaly February 17, 2010 2:39:41 PM I am building a new system and was browsing operating systems when I found out that there were 2 versions. 32 and 64 bit. How do I find out which one is compatable with my system. Any answers are appreciated!! More about : bit bit Best solution coldsleep February 17, 2010 2:44:43 PM Share If you are building a new system, either should work fine, unless you are using a VERY old processor. In general though, you should go with a 64-bit system, as you will be unable to use more than about 3-3.5 GB of RAM with a 32-bit OS. Most modern builds go with 4-6 GB of RAM. andygoaly February 17, 2010 2:55:53 PM Best answer selected by Andygoaly. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources 32 bit vs 64 bit ? Forum 64 bit vs 32 bit Forum 64-Bit Compatible CPUs, and the affect on 64-bit VS 32-bit OSes? Forum 32bit vs . 64bit . Forum Ultimate vs home premium, 64-bit vs 32-bit Forum XFX ATI HD 5770 RADEON / 32BIT VS 64BIT Forum Win 7 32 bit vs 64 bit Forum 32 bit vs 64 bit gaming Forum 32 bit vs . 64 Forum 32bit vs . 64bit for Virtual Machines Forum 64bit vs 32bit ... ? Forum Upgrading Windows vista 32-bit (oem) to windows 7 64-bit (oem) Forum 32bit vs 64bit vs xp performance Forum Performance in 2009 with Vista 32-bit vs . Vista 64-bit ... worth it? Forum How can i change 32 bit xp files to 64 bit Forum Heads-up: Internet Explorer 32 - vs 64-bit Forum 4GB on a 32-bit OS vs 4GB on 64-bit OS Forum Win XP Pro 32 bit vs . Vista 64 bit for playing Crysis Forum PCI compatibility question Forum Build: Mini ITX HTPC Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !