windows x86 with 8Gb of RAM - should i get x64?

I need my new laptop to run Photoshop, Revit and 3ds Max and do some rendering. When i bought Win 7 to be installed on a new SSD disk i overlooked that x86 has a memory limit. Does x86 make 8 Gb of RAM useless? How strongly will it affect laptop's performance?
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  1. Yes if your only running x86 you won't be able to put the full 8GB to full use. By making it x64 you will. More ram will make it a lot more responsive and ultimately faster
  2. From what I read, I believe the 64 bit OS is better, it gives you more options, and also utilizes more of your RAM.
    In my opinion 8 gb of RAM is enough for a 64 bit operating system, though I am not an expert.
    Just wanted to give you a quick reply :)
  3. There is no reason what so ever not to get a 64 bit OS on any respectably modern system.
  4. Lee-m said:
    There is no reason what so ever not to get a 64 bit OS on any respectably modern system.

    yes except i already paid money for x86.. i was hoping it won't be that much of a problem, but i guess i'll need to get x64 once i get a chance :/
    thanks for the replies!
  5. It is my understanding you can request an x86 license or a x64 license for any version of windows you have purchased.
  6. Lee-m said:
    It is my understanding you can request an x86 license or a x64 license for any version of windows you have purchased.


    thank you i did not know that, that's a relief :)
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