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This 32vs64 bit OS is thoroughly confusing me .

Can we get a sticky of this, I mean there is like 4-5 posts a day about this.

This would be a big help

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What do you want to know?
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What do you want to know?
Which one should I be using and why. And how can I tell which one I am running
    
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Which one should I be using and why. And how can I tell which one I am running
Start -> Control Panel -> System.

You can also find out by remembering what you installed.


To keep it simple.... Run Vista 64 if possible. Just ensure all your apps and devices have 64-bit drivers. There are other technical reasons as well.
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Why don't we use the good old
64 Bit = 2 lane highway
32 Bit = 4 lane data highway
64 Bit Supports Upwards of 4 GB
32 Bit Supports Downwards Of 4 GB
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Originally Posted by rav71 View Post
Why don't we use the good old
64 Bit = 2 lane highway
32 Bit = 4 lane data highway
64 Bit Supports Upwards of 4 GB
32 Bit Supports Downwards Of 4 GB
64 Bit = 4 lane data highway
32 Bit = 2 lane data highway

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Which one should I be using and why. And how can I tell which one I am running
Open control panel, type in system and click the first green link.

64bit offers improved performance over 32bit as well as full 4gb utilization and a RAM cap of i think 8gb. Theres a bunch of other little things but thats the most important, performance and more RAM.
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