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How do i know if i can run 64bit ?


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#1 TheStalker

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 03:00 AM

Hi guys,

With pre orders of windows 7 starting i was wondering if it would be worth my while going 64bit when it goes on sale. My question is how do i know if my hardware will support 64bit? and also i believe there were some compatibility issues with some software when running a 64bit OS, is this still the case? and what are the main advantages and disadvantages of running 64bit?

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 03:26 AM

Also how do i know the max amount of RAM my motherboard can take ? thanks guys

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 11:54 AM

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/e...5c8a701033.mspx

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows.../64-bit-support

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows...asked-questions

http://www.enduserblog.com/2009/07/windows...quirements.html

<<...how do i know the max amount of RAM my motherboard can take...>>

You can look at the motherboard specs, available at most places attempting to sell the board (online).

You could look in the motherboard manual, available online often...at respective website of board manufacturer.

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 12:11 PM

If you're only concerned about your Windows 7 purchase.

Then the box comes with both 32 bit and 64 bit discs.

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 03:58 AM

If you're only concerned about your Windows 7 purchase.

Then the box comes with both 32 bit and 64 bit discs.



that is good to know, thanks




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