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Intel Atom N455: 64bit or not?

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December 25, 2012 11:40:25 PM

Hi everyone, here's my situation.

I have this win7 tablet that I just upgraded to win8. It has the Atom N455 that supports 64bit, 2gb memory and, for Xmas, upgraded it to a 120gb ssd.

However, now I have Windows 8 in 32bit. Should I reinstall to get it to 64bit? Is it worth doing with only 2gb ram and a mobile processor? I might consider getting a 4gb ram.

I just want some opinions on whether 64bit is worth the trouble on a tablet used mainly for office/videos/multitasking/web. And btw, is downloading win8 from the download assistant on a 64bit machine the only way to get a 64bit install?

Thanks in advance!
Season's greetings to all.

MC

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December 26, 2012 12:50:42 AM

There's no big difference between 32-bit and 64-bit. 64-bit is rarely used with only 4GB of ram because it's useless. It's not worth the reinstalling.

- The Brownie
December 26, 2012 9:10:34 AM

Bromeh said:
There's no big difference between 32-bit and 64-bit. 64-bit is rarely used with only 4GB of ram because it's useless. It's not worth the reinstalling.

- The Brownie


Hi, thanks. Wouldn't 64bit be faster though? Or barely noticeable?
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December 26, 2012 10:16:48 AM

You couldn't even notice the difference, experience talks here.

- The Brownie
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