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Windows 64 bit downgrade

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May 25, 2012 11:41:36 PM

Hello,

When i brought my laptop it had/has 4gb of ram, But was running 32bit windows Pro 7 and the ram was 2.99gb used so i formatted and put on my own copy of windows 7 Ultimate 64bit and all was good till about a week ago when i noticed a degrade in my game performance from the norm. I was checking everything, Video card settings, Ram and cpu bios settings etc and i had a hunch so i went to the Computer Information screen (Right click on computer and properties) Noticing that the ram said 2.99gb usable again i immediately checked the Version of windows and it says Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit.


Now my question is how the hell does this happen? I didn't think windows versions could up or downgrade like that?

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May 25, 2012 11:43:45 PM

They cant. You re-installed 32 bit Windows 7. Your mistake, reinstall 64 bit.
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May 28, 2012 9:53:42 AM

Does your system support 64bit?
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May 30, 2012 6:37:23 PM

Yea that doesnt make sence. What CPU do you have so i can check if its 64-bit compatible?
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May 31, 2012 1:57:14 AM

You have to check if your system supports 64bit.
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June 14, 2012 8:39:53 AM

I have a hp pavilion dv6-2114tx, I didnt think it was possible but the version of windows 7 ultimate only has a 64bit installer that i know of, My other desktop has the same windows version installed and its still 64bit with 6 gigs ram.


Thanks for the replies guys!
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June 14, 2012 1:44:51 PM

Hello Nomad2012;

You need to look elsewhere for changing in your gaming performance. It's not the RAM amount.
64bit or 32bit - the gaming performance is going to be close enough you'd not notice the difference.
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June 21, 2012 2:05:01 AM

Thanks WR2! I will look more closely into it!
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