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May 3, 2010 7:54:26 AM

Guyz...what r the diffrences between a 32bit & 64bit OS? I will be using i5 750 and gaming is my prime concern. So which OS (XP/Vista/7, 32bit/64bit) will be best for me?


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May 3, 2010 8:00:15 AM

And does a 32bit OS support more than 2gb of ddr3 ram?
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May 3, 2010 8:02:51 AM

evan4244 said:
Guyz...what r the diffrences between a 32bit & 64bit OS? I will be using i5 750 and gaming is my prime concern. So which OS (XP/Vista/7, 32bit/64bit) will be best for me?


Thanks.... :) 


Microsoft explains differences between 32bit and 64bit, and between different OS XP,VISTA etc
from a personal preference i think Windows 7 is better

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/32-bit-and-64-bit-windows-frequently-asked-questions

and Memory Limit

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa366778%28VS.85%29.aspx
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May 3, 2010 8:54:28 AM

It is not your preference...Win 7 is a lot better than Vista..
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May 3, 2010 9:10:21 AM

Get Windows 7 x64 for sure. I have been running it for over a year including the betas and it is the best Microsoft OS by far.

Good answers as to why in the links posted by proxicide.

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May 3, 2010 9:20:02 AM

Forgotten to be mentioned...
Companies have started to consider replacing all of their old Xp with Win 7...
This never happened with Vista..
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May 5, 2010 3:01:17 AM

guanyu210379 said:
Forgotten to be mentioned...
Companies have started to consider replacing all of their old Xp with Win 7...
This never happened with Vista..





Hie guanyu....does a 32-bit OS supports more than 2gb of ram?
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May 5, 2010 4:44:37 AM

more than 2GB, yes..in fact it support up to 3GB (officially)...but with some modification you can make it to 4GB..
But the windows will not use those modified limit effectively, it is better to get x64 for RAM bigger than 3GB
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May 5, 2010 5:12:38 AM

guanyu210379 said:
more than 2GB, yes..in fact it support up to 3GB (officially)...but with some modification you can make it to 4GB..
But the windows will not use those modified limit effectively, it is better to get x64 for RAM bigger than 3GB




For gaming purposes, how much ram (DDR3,1333bus) is good enough??
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May 5, 2010 5:26:14 AM

4GB is generally fine. You might want 8GB if you do video or photo editing. Get the 64 bit version it is better and much more future proof.

From the link already posted by proxicide earlier .

"The terms 32-bit and 64-bit refer to the way a computer's processor (also called a CPU), handles information. The 64-bit version of Windows handles large amounts of random access memory (RAM) more effectively than a 32-bit system."
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May 5, 2010 6:36:27 AM

I want to emphasize one thing one more time (the one mentioned by anort3 ) :
Get the 64 bit version it is better and much more future proof. In the near future, I can imagine that there will be no more 32bit OS.


4GB RAM is fine but if you have a triple channel mobo, you will also want 6GB instead of 4GB. Stick to 4GB if your mobo only support 2 channel.
DDR3 1333 is basically fine, but you can buy higher/faster if it has the same price or if it is only a little more expensive.
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May 5, 2010 8:50:24 AM

guanyu210379 said:
I want to emphasize one thing one more time (the one mentioned by anort3 ) :
Get the 64 bit version it is better and much more future proof. In the near future, I can imagine that there will be no more 32bit OS.


4GB RAM is fine but if you have a triple channel mobo, you will also want 6GB instead of 4GB. Stick to 4GB if your mobo only support 2 channel.
DDR3 1333 is basically fine, but you can buy higher/faster if it has the same price or if it is only a little more expensive.



He has an i5 750 it is dual channel memory only. Only i7s support triple channel.

If you will tell us what motherboard you have or are getting we can help better with what memory would be best.

This is very good for the price. Fast speed and low timings. Works great on most motherboards with i5 750.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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