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Windows 7: 32-Bit or 64-Bit?

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June 20, 2010 9:52:27 PM

Which bit type of Windows 7 should I buy for my new computer?
Specs:
I7 930 Oc'ed to 4.0GHz
ASUS P6X58D-E Motherboard
Sapphire Radeon HD 5770
OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular PSU
Seagate Barracuda 500GB HD
Prolimatech Megahalems Rev. B Cooler
G.Skill DDR3 1333 ( 3 x 1gb ) RAM
Coolermaster HAF 932 Blue Case
Lite On CD/DVD Burner Drive

Thanks in advance!

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June 20, 2010 10:31:55 PM

I would go 64-bit unless you have a particular program that doesn't like to work in that environment that you need, most programs I've used don't have any issues running on 64-bit windows 7. Everything is heading towards 64-bit and away from 32-bit even if slowly.
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June 20, 2010 10:44:51 PM

With a new pc there is no reason to not use 64 bit, while you only have 3 GB of ram now, what's the odds you will want to increase it to 6 GB later with ram prices dropping all the time.
With such a nice system, I figure it won't be long before you add more ram and 64 bit will be needed to use it.
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June 20, 2010 10:49:47 PM

64-bit and even try and go 6GB RAM now if you can.
June 20, 2010 11:21:31 PM



"With a new pc there is no reason to not use 64 bit, while you only have 3 GB of ram now, what's the odds you will want to increase it to 6 GB later with ram prices dropping all the time.
With such a nice system, I figure it won't be long before you add more ram and 64 bit will be needed to use it."

my thoughts exactly
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June 21, 2010 12:51:48 AM

Go for 64bit blindly & Increase your ram to 6GB ASAP.
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June 21, 2010 2:24:33 AM

juicycrapachino said:
Which bit type of Windows 7 should I buy for my new computer?
Specs:
I7 930 Oc'ed to 4.0GHz
ASUS P6X58D-E Motherboard
Sapphire Radeon HD 5770
OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular PSU
Seagate Barracuda 500GB HD
Prolimatech Megahalems Rev. B Cooler
G.Skill DDR3 1333 ( 3 x 1gb ) RAM
Coolermaster HAF 932 Blue Case
Lite On CD/DVD Burner Drive

Thanks in advance!


64 bit OS have become commonplace because its the best way to deal with the 4 gb memory barrier which afflicts 32 bit operating systems. 64 bit doesn't have this limitation.

The downside of 64 bit is that is does break compatibility with some older products. Especially devices which may not have 64 bit drivers and any 16 bit programs including installers, as many programs used 16 bit installers well into the 2000's.

I will let you decide for yourself how you wish to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of the two. Keep in mind that if you choose 32 bit now, you can reinstall 64 bit version later using the same license. But you cannot upgrade from 32 to 64. It has to be a clean install.
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