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February 9, 2010 9:33:06 AM

Hello just a quickie chaps .At the moment I'm running windows 7 32bit and all is good apart from the fact that it only seems to recognise 3 and a half gig of ram ,and i have 4 gig installed ,so if i put windows 7 64 bit on my PC will this improve performance as it will recognise the full 4gig of ram .And one more thing aswell please, would i get better frame rates in game with a 64bit instead of 32bit window 7 .


My Computer specs are AMD phenom 11x4 810 Processor
GA-MA785GT-UD3H M/B
Hd 4890 xfx video card
4 gig of drr 3 ram just in case u need to now them

many thanks to all . :) 

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February 9, 2010 9:33:56 AM

Go for X64 bit windows 7!
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February 9, 2010 9:40:56 AM

can u be more accurate will your answer please . Will it improve over all performance and frame rates then the 32bit because of the unrecognised half gig of ram .
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a b $ Windows 7
February 9, 2010 9:53:36 AM

If you are planning to go to X64 bit, for fully utilizing 4gb ram for gaming purpose, then please check the compatibility of your games with X64bit version of windows 7.
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February 9, 2010 9:56:34 AM

Thank you for your links above they have really helped me . SO i am going to reformat and put 64 bit on, as real don't have any old software or hardware ,and if at a later date i add a bit more ram all will be good to .

PS would i see a slight performance drop or not with only 4GB form ram on the 64bit OS compared to the 32bit as drr3 is expensive at the moment .Should i wait until i get more ram then put 64bit . Anyway thanks for your time . Have a great day ..... :) 
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a b $ Windows 7
February 9, 2010 9:58:40 AM

If you think my answer was the most helpful, please remember to mark it as the best answer!
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a b $ Windows 7
February 9, 2010 10:02:57 AM

You won't experience any notable performance drops, 4 GB ram is very well suits for 64 bit processors. You can surely go for 64 bit with 4gb ram.

If needed you can add more ram later.

PS: for what purpose you are using your system mainly?
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February 9, 2010 10:02:57 AM

i have ticked your box . thanks jason .
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a b $ Windows 7
February 9, 2010 10:06:26 AM

Its not ticking, there is button stating "select as best answer", you have to click on that. it will ask that it is final & cannot undo, you have to confirm then only best answer is selected!
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a b $ Windows 7
February 9, 2010 12:29:30 PM

jason-uk said:
can u be more accurate will your answer please . Will it improve over all performance and frame rates then the 32bit because of the unrecognised half gig of ram .



Performance is directly comparable between 32 and 64 bit versions of the OS. Keep in mind the 64 bit version includes the libraries necessary for 32 bit apps to run natively.
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February 9, 2010 2:58:03 PM

Going to 64-bit will only improve your performance if your games were limited by the 3.5GB of memory on your 32-bit system. In that case the extra 1/2 gig of memory might eliminate some paging activity.

But if everything fits in memory on your 32-bit system, 64-bit won't really seem any faster. But it WILL position you to expand memory later when you buy new games that require more of it.
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February 14, 2010 11:37:56 AM

thanks chaps that really clears things up for me . Sorry for slow reply.
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