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Can I run windows 7 32 bit on a i5 2500k?

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Serious?


yes
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well, i guess so but why would you want to. There is no price difference and im pretty sure retail boxes come with both.
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Yes, you can. But why you wanna do that?
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Can you? Yes.

Should you? No.
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How much ram do you have? im pretty sure a 32-bit os cannot use anymore then 3.75gb
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post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by disturbed117 View Post
How much ram do you have? im pretty sure a 32-bit os cannot use anymore then 3.75gb
I think in windows 32 bit OS that's the limitation, but with linux you can a apply a PAE patch if you want to use 32 bit OS on a 64 bit platform with 4GB and above RAM.
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post #8 of 19
Can you sure... but why? every single application ive found to date runs fine on 64-bit 7, and if don't u can use compatibility mode for any other version of windows.
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post #9 of 19
most applications are still 32bit
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No performance loss running 32 bit in a 64 bit OS afaik, and if the program uses 64 bit, hey! there's a performance gain.
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