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
Hd 4890 xfx video card
4 gig of drr 3 ram just in case u need to now them
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 .....
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.