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#1 ooweirdoo

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 07:25 PM

I'm planning to install windows again since my hard drive died of vista and i'm wondering whether 32 bit or 64 bit would work better with my specs in terms of watching movies, playing games, extracting etc (or maybe 32 bit or 64 bit doesnt do that...)

I have a Gateway fx6800
Radeon ATI 4850
Intei i7 2.66 GHz processor
9 GB ram ddr3

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 07:35 PM

Only a 64bit OS will take advantage of 9GB of RAM.
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Posted 17 December 2009 - 07:37 PM

Only a 64bit OS will take advantage of 9GB of RAM.


Second that.
However, Win XP 64-bit isn't quite popular, more so w.r.t software compatibility.

If not Vista, why not give Windows 7 a try?

Edited by ReviverSoft, 17 December 2009 - 07:43 PM.

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 07:42 PM

Win XP 64-bit isn't quite popular, more so w.r.t software compatibility.

True. With the OP mentioning Vista, I hadn't noticed the topic is in the XP forum.

With that system spec, I think it would be a pity not to take advantage of Windows 7.
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Posted 17 December 2009 - 07:44 PM

Win XP 64-bit isn't quite popular, more so w.r.t software compatibility.

True. With the OP mentioning Vista, I hadn't noticed the topic is in the XP forum.

With that system spec, I think it would be a pity not to take advantage of Windows 7.


Exactly. :thumbsup:
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Posted 17 December 2009 - 11:11 PM

As far as I know there is no 32 bit system that can recognize 9 gigs of ram. If you got 9 gigs go to 64 bit.

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 12:54 PM

As far as I know there is no 32 bit system that can recognize 9 gigs of ram. If you got 9 gigs go to 64 bit.


XP can recognize 4GB of total memory = Physical + Video memory.
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