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Help Choosing win7 32 bit or 64 bit

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December 7, 2011 6:55:05 PM

Hello i want to know that which version to install for exact 4 GB RAM

my specs are

Processor: intel i3 2100
Memory: 4GB ddr3 @ 1333 2x2 Kingston



the PC is mianly used for gaming purpose

thanks in advance

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December 7, 2011 6:58:07 PM

always 64bit there is no advantage to having a 32bit install
December 7, 2011 6:59:19 PM

64b :hello: 
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December 7, 2011 7:00:21 PM

we1shcake said:
always 64bit there is no advantage to having a 32bit install


but there is a performance loss of 32 bit applications running on 64 emmulator
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December 7, 2011 7:01:44 PM

64 bit even though you get a slight loss going from 32 bit to 64 bit. You get to use all the ram you have even though it is only 4G.
December 7, 2011 7:02:09 PM

Performance loss..
These days pc spec - don't worry about it.
December 7, 2011 7:06:28 PM

ahnilated said:
64 bit even though you get a slight loss going from 32 bit to 64 bit. You get to use all the ram you have even though it is only 4G.


thanks i have one more question am i going to need special games version that support 64 bit or every modern game supports it?? :??: 

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December 7, 2011 7:10:14 PM
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I vote for windows 7 64 bit.

1) Using a 32 bit OS, you will be able to see only about 3.5gb, not the full 4gb you can see with a 64 bit os.
The 32 bit os needs to reserve some space for hardware areas that the 64 bit version does not.

2) Windows 7 is more secure than the 32 bit version.

3) Windows 7 64 bit will run apps with out any degradation. Emulation is not really the right word. Only old 16 bit dos programs like the original civ 2.42 will not run

4) Ram is cheap, a 8gb upgrade does not cost much. and can help with some aspects of gaming:
http://blog.corsair.com/?p=65


5) If you are already running XP or vista, buy the upgrade package for windows 7 instead of oem. The price will be similar.
With upgrade, you get both 32 and 64 bit dvd's. Upgrade is also considered as retail, giving you ms support and transferability to a different motherboard.
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December 7, 2011 7:11:40 PM

GameATwill said:
thanks i have one more question am i going to need special games version that support 64 bit or every modern game supports it?? :??: 

Every modern game is built to run on both a 32 bit os and a 64 bit os. Game vendors want the maximum potential market.
December 7, 2011 7:14:40 PM

geofelt said:
I vote for windows 7 64 bit.

1) Using a 32 bit OS, you will be able to see only about 3.5gb, not the full 4gb you can see with a 64 bit os.
The 32 bit os needs to reserve some space for hardware areas that the 64 bit version does not.

2) Windows 7 is more secure than the 32 bit version.

3) Windows 7 64 bit will run apps with out any degradation. Emulation is not really the right word. Only old 16 bit dos programs like the original civ 2.42 will not run

4) Ram is cheap, a 8gb upgrade does not cost much. and can help with some aspects of gaming:
http://blog.corsair.com/?p=65


5) If you are already running XP or vista, buy the upgrade package for windows 7 instead of oem. The price will be similar.
With upgrade, you get both 32 and 64 bit dvd's. Upgrade is also considered as retail, giving you ms support and transferability to a different motherboard.


thanks 64 bit then :D 
December 7, 2011 7:15:06 PM

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December 7, 2011 7:20:57 PM

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