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I have only 1 GB ram my cpu is 64bit, 32bit or 64bit os

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August 18, 2012 12:40:34 PM

the tower is Dell optiplex 330 came stock with win xp pro. I have a choice to install win 7 ulti 32bit or 64bit or win xp pro 32bit or 64bit. I only have 1 gb ram not able to upgrade any time soon or i would. so what should i do
a b B Homebuilt system
a b à CPUs
August 18, 2012 12:51:08 PM

It doesn't matter either will work just the same.
a b à CPUs
August 18, 2012 12:54:00 PM

Since you only got 1GB of RAM, Windows XP 32-bit. Do not install XP 64-bit for it's no longer supported, and wasn't when launched. If you want to go 64-bit, get 7, but to go to Windows 7, you'll need to upgrade your RAM. For Windows 7, minimum of 2GB, 4GB is recommended.
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August 18, 2012 4:08:30 PM


Windows 7 system requirements

If you want to run Windows 7 on your PC, here's what it takes:

1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor

1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)

16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver


The minimum hardware requirements for Windows XP Professional include:

Pentium 233-megahertz (MHz) processor or faster (300 MHz is recommended)
At least 64 megabytes (MB) of RAM (128 MB is recommended)
At least 1.5 gigabytes (GB) of available space on the hard disk
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
Keyboard and a Microsoft Mouse or some other compatible pointing device
Video adapter and monitor with Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher resolution
Sound card
Speakers or headphones
August 18, 2012 4:20:13 PM

so I did install the win 7 ultimate 64bit it seems to run ok

but im going to install win xp pro 32bit to see how much performance changed

ill down load 3d mark and bench mark both see witch proves to be better .

I think xp 32 will have higher score ill post my results
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