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Hey guys, quick question again!

I have a 40GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD coming for my netbook, as well as a 2GB stick of RAM (to upgrade from 1GB to 2GB-DDR3 1333Mhz).

My Question is this: Since I have to reinstall windows, will it matter (speed wise) if I install 32bit or 64bit? (My Intel Atom @1.66GHz is 64bit compatible).

I have always used 64bit when I can, but with this tiny little CPU, will there be a "noticeable" speed difference?

Thanks Guys!
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post #2 of 19
Go with 32bit for compatibility and ease.
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Atom is a 32-bit only cpu. I know this since I tried to put Win 7 x64 in my U100.
http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=41411
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Atom is 32-bit only, so you'll need to stick with a 32-bit OS. Because of that, the platform was limited to address only 2GB of RAM max., which would make it useless to install 64-bit to begin with since 32-bit is fine for anything less than 3GB.
    
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Originally Posted by bluedevil;13188383 
Atom is a 32-bit only cpu. I know this since I tried to put Win 7 x64 in my U100.

Mine is the atom N450 with Hyper Threading and IS 64bit compatible. I am running 64bit Ultimate right now.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bluedevil;13188383 
Atom is a 32-bit only cpu. I know this since I tried to put Win 7 x64 in my U100.
http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=41411

^this


plus you would have to buy a 4 gig ram stick
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rider85;13188411 
Mine is the atom N450 with Hyper Threading and IS 64bit compatible. I am running 64bit Ultimate right now.

I stand corrected. smile.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rider85;13188411 
Mine is the atom N450 with Hyper Threading and IS 64bit compatible. I am running 64bit Ultimate right now.

Oh. Well, I still wouldn't advise 64-bit. Atom netbooks only address 2GB of RAM, and a 64-bit OS will use more RAM than the equivalent 32-bit.
    
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post #9 of 19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LOL_Wut_Axel;13188404 
Atom is 32-bit only, so you'll need to stick with a 32-bit OS. Because of that, the platform was limited to address only 2GB of RAM max., which would make it useless to install 64-bit to begin with since 32-bit is fine for anything less than 3GB.

My atom is the N450 and IS 64bit compatible.

What you say next makes perfect sense though. But since my CPU IS a 64bit CPU, will I notice any speed difference running 64 bit?
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post #10 of 19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dorianime;13188412 
^this


plus you would have to buy a 4 gig ram stick

Mine is the Atom N450 and is 64bit compatible:
http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=42503

On another note, you don't have to have "4GB" to install 64bit windows lol.
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