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Another Win7 64 bit question

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#1 Reddoug


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Posted 03 July 2010 - 04:59 PM

Hi All

Do I have to have a 64bit processor to run 64 bit Win7? I have a Intel D930 processor running XP Pro 32 bit. thinking of upgrading to Win7 64.

Thanks, Doug

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 05:42 PM

Read here: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/displ...-920-930_3.html

Also see this: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows...asked-questions

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#3 Reddoug

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 10:06 AM


Thanks for the links and they answered my question.


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Posted 09 July 2010 - 04:43 PM

Hi, just to add my 2 cents, I upgraded my home computer to Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit. Honestly, performance is not any noticeably different then when I was running Vista Ultimate 32bit. I use 8gig with my Windows 7 Setup.

I believe the only way you will notice any kind of speed or performance improvement is if the actual program is created exclusively for 64bit. Not too many programs are made that way but in time more will be available.

I can say that my photo-shop 64bit program is very very powerful and performance is noticeably faster then its 32bit predecessor.

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 05:33 PM

If you are going to play Tetris on Windows 7 64bit, then you will not notice any significant performance boost whether its 32bit or 64bit. You have to run memory hungry, processor melting applications written for 64 bit architecture to notice the difference.

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 01:54 PM

Can you perform the following:

Publish a Snapshot using Speccy

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