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Win 7 32 bit vs 64

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I have always used 32 bit os. Well with my current sig rig in transit to me I have been thinking about finally going the 64 bit route.... What sort of differences does 64 bit offer over 32 bit...

And don't say you can run thing in 64 bit either cause that's pretty obvious...
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post #2 of 13
It's the ram which makes a difference. You can use all 4gb or more if you got 64bit.
post #3 of 13
You have 6 gigs of RAM. 3/2 gigs is not being used if you're using a 32 bit OS. Also, using a 64 bit OS kinda implies you have 4 or more gigs of RAM, so several applications will benefit from the availability of more RAM.
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post #4 of 13
Really the RAM is what did it for me. It was the same price either way. Its one of those "even if you dont need it, why not" kinda things.
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I could not live without my dear x64. Go for it, it's pure win.
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AFAIU, all 64-bit programs will be faster than their 32-bit counterparts while the system in general will benefit from the extra RAM.
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post #7 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by B!0HaZard View Post
AFAIU, all 64-bit programs will be faster than their 32-bit counterparts while the system in general will benefit from the extra RAM.
This. 64-bit apps can address >2GB of RAM (2GB is the max on 32-bit OSes). Programs also tend to run faster in 64-bit mode, e.g. x264 video encoding. However, all devices need 64-bit drivers; this is not so much of a problem any more.
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post #8 of 13
Also the windows 7 kernel is more stable and runs better on 64bit. Probably the way its coded.
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Also security implementations are much better in the 64bit kernel. They've re-done a lot, and even though there are some new exploits that mimic/mirror driver signing it is still much more secure.
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