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hi,I am currently using winXP 32bit,I wanna jump to windows 7 ultimate.
I have core 2 duo e7300 2.66 GHz, 4GB RAM,ati radeon HD 5770 1GB.

my question is which version of Win7 ultimate should I buy? 64bit or 32bit.
will 64bit make my PC slow or should I get 32bit.
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Originally Posted by black777 View Post
hi,I am currently using winXP 32bit,I wanna jump to windows 7 ultimate.
I have core 2 duo e7300 2.66 GHz, 4GB RAM,ati radeon HD 5770 1GB.

my question is which version of Win7 ultimate should I buy? 64bit or 32bit.
will 64bit make my PC slow or should I get 32bit.
64bit will take full advantage of your 4gb ram, whereas 32bit will only use 3.25gb
post #3 of 8
Just get Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit. 64-Bit will be better for you cause you have 4GB of RAM and should run real well because you got a fast CPU.
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post #4 of 8
64-bit for sure, and is there any specific reason you want Ultimate? Ultimate is not worth it. I'd recommend Home Premium for most users and Pro for people who need domains, XP Mode, or more than 16 GB of RAM.
post #5 of 8
also recommend 64bit.
i just changed my self recently.
in 32bit windows i had 3gb showing.
in 64bit i had all 4 gb showing.
and i have noticeed a speed gain

iirc the retail version comes with both versions (32 & 64bit)
also drivers these days are really easy to find

also unless you need the specific options in ultimate or pro, just save the money and get premium

edit. discussion here about 32 vs 64bit
http://www.overclock.net/windows/945...t-vs-64-a.html
Edited by j.col - 2/21/11 at 2:29pm
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Just went to W7 64 about a month ago after dragging my feet about it. I set up a duel boot with XP 32. Guess what I have never gone back to XP.
    
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thanks for the answers guyz...
but will 64bit win7 have any impact on my pc performance.like will cpu usage be higher than 32bit and will it slow down pc games.
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