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Windows 7 32bit vs 64bit

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I would like a list of pros and cons of 32bit win 7 and 64bit win7 form knowledge and personally experience. I just bought a gtx 570 and was going to upgrade to 6gb of ram and 1 ssd 80 gb and 1 640gb hdd. This is partialy for BF3 and other uses such as editing pics and vids.
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With a 570, and 6GB of memory, 32bit Win7 will be pointless, you'll have 2.5GB of usable memory. Get 64Bit.
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simple as this

32bit = MAX of 4GB of ram is read
64bit = MAX of 128GB
    
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just go 64bit.
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There is no reason to stick with 32 bit other than if your CPU does not support 64 bit. If you plan to go with 4GB and above on RAM 64 bit is the way to go. 32 bit can only use max 3.8GB of RAM.
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There is no reason to stick with 32 bit other than if your CPU does not support 64 bit. If you plan to go with 4GB and above on RAM 64 bit is the way to go. 32 bit can only use max 3.8GB of RAM.
That's 3.8GB of memory, minus ROM space, minus video memory. That all adds up, and quickly.
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LOL i know 32bit only reads 3.6 or 3.8. I was just asking is it really worth it. I know that 64bit tend to have more problems with programs and what not, is this true.
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Sadly in windows PAE just doesn't work as well so you really should move to 64 bit; which ironically is partially why PAE doesn't work in windows. Got to love money grabbing ideas. I love how windows limits how much RAM you can use in it. Any more than 16GBs and you'll have to grab Ultimate x86-64 versions.

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LOL i know 32bit only reads 3.6 or 3.8. I was just asking is it really worth it. I know that 64bit tend to have more problems with programs and what not, is this true.
As long as you're not running something from the ME or earlier era it's not.
     
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