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Why do i need 64 bit? I can get it for free (without pirating) but i dont get why i need it other than ram benifits.
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Why do i need 64 bit? I can get it for free (without pirating) but i dont get why i need it other than ram benifits.

have a read . . .

http://www.overclock.net/search.php?search=why+64+bit+os
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I still dont understand.
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I still dont understand.

32bit OS only allows approx 3.5 GB of RAM, while 64 bit allows 4GB+. Windows alone uses a fraction of your existing 4GB ram. Check it out using Task Manager.

anyways, i read bf3 is like rendering programs that utilizes a good amount of RAM on top of Windows allocation.

in other words, 3.5GB for bf3 may not be enough to play it smoothly. i based this on what i've read coz i have no first-hand experience in playing the game.
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Okay so i think i will go with this. What do you think? I am going to micro center next week and they have a combo for a 960t and a GA-78LMT-S2P for all of $90.
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Okay so i think i will go with this. What do you think? I am going to micro center next week and they have a combo for a 960t and a GA-78LMT-S2P for all of $90.

For $90 you wont see too much of an improvement when gaming.... Look at the gaming portion of the benchmarks.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/147?vs=53

You should be grabbing a Cooler Master 212+ and overclocking your current chip.
http://www.overclock.net/t/305177/asus-p5n-d-750i-guide

It seems like you are just trying to throw your money away.. rolleyes.gif
^^I'll take it if that's the case! biggrin.gif
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CPU Timeline over the past 5 years... 65nm > 45nm > 32nm > 22nm(present day Ivy bridge)

You have a 65nm CPU (a good one at that) and your going to buy a 45nm AMD? Sorry but I just think you're making a mistake.
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esp since AMD is about to relece its 22nm
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Originally Posted by Ironman517 View Post

For $90 you wont see too much of an improvement when gaming.... Look at the gaming portion of the benchmarks.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/147?vs=53
You should be grabbing a Cooler Master 212+ and overclocking your current chip.
http://www.overclock.net/t/305177/asus-p5n-d-750i-guide
It seems like you are just trying to throw your money away.. rolleyes.gif
^^I'll take it if that's the case! biggrin.gif

more like this . . .

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/362?vs=53
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I want to get onto a modern system. Should i buy a 2500k and a z68 board? Or should i go with what i have
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