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Hey guys,

I'm going to buy windows 7 tommorow and I would like to know if it's better to install a 64-bit version of windows 7 for games or a 32-bit version.

I usually play games such as call of duty 2 , pro evolution soccer , dragon age 2 , and i would also like to play battlefield 3 in the future.

I heard that 64 bit is only better when you have more then 4gb ram , and since i only have installed 2,5GB ram i should stick with 32-bit ?

What are the pros en cons for me ?
-I only have 2,5GB ram
-Will i really notice any difference when playing games ( will i get higher fps/framerate on 64 bit )

Thanks !
 

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Wouldn't matter. You can still use your key for a x64 copy in the future.
 

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you'd notice a difference if you upgraded to 4gigs of ram and in that case went with 64bit support. 2.5gb is not a lot these days.
 

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the ram your can use start to shrink fast depending on ram you have on your gpu. I haven't really have much issue using a x64 with drivers or anything else that I can't find a reason to recommend the x32 over x64. Unless you have specific hardware not proven compatible, why not get a 64 bit version? All games work fine on 64 as well in my experience.
 

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go with 64bit......if you decide that you want to add more ram, or a video card with 2GB of memory, you'll just install it, instead of reinstalling an entire operating system.......plus 64bit is "less" prone to viruses
 

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I wouldn't be going with 32-bit these days. You might be a bit short on RAM for it, but anything with at least 3GB RAM (which you're close to) should get 64-bit without a second thought.
 

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For gaming; it is pretty much irrelevant.

That said, go with 64 bit unless you have some weird hardware that doesn't have a 64bit driver available there is no reason to go 32.

32bit limits the amount of RAM you can run (under 4 gigs).
64 bit doesnt (well it does.. but we're talking terrabytes of ram)

64 bit can run all 32 bit apps.
32 bit can NOT run any 64 bit apps.
 

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Ok , thanks for the answers , i'll go for 64 bit , and will upgrade my ram..

It's strange though , i have 2x 1gb ram in my pc , and 1x 2gb ram , and my computer says that 2gb Ram is only 0,5 ram

Total : 2,5 GB
 

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If you have more than 2 gigs of ram, then go with the 64-bit version, but if you're sticking with your current ram then go with the 32-bit version.
 

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32 bit (less filling) 64 bit (more flavor) ...your pick but my vote is more flavor.

EDIT: 64 bit is more useful these days since there are a lot more drivers available. The prices of memory are low enough that you will get at least 4GB. Unless you have a piece of legacy hardware that doesn't have any 64 bit support then go for sixty-four! Professional and Ultimate come w/both 32/64 bit disc. I'm not sure about the others.
 

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If you buy a retail copy I think it comes with both 32/64bit!?!?! Not sure about this though.

I would go with 64-bit as 32-bit is old news. 64-bit is the future.
 

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My lappy with 3Gb of ram handled X64 just fine, and my rig with 6Gb there is almost no difference when navigating through windows or typing text. If I were you I would install the X64 just to save time if you ever decide to install more than 3 Gb
 

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Almost everyone says 64bit , so i made my decision , i will go for 64 bit , and i just bought some new ram (4gb) so i will also use that.

Thanks all !
 
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