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#1 michindi

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 07:51 AM

I am building a new system and would like to know what windows would be best for me. Here is what I have

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813128444

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820231189

Western Digital hard drive 500 gb

Amd phenom quad core black edition

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#2 dpunisher

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 09:19 AM

No longer any reason to go with a 32bit OS on a new system. I have had no problems with 32bit program compatability on either Vista64 or Win7 64.

I am a retired Ford tech. Next to Fords, any computer is a piece of cake. (The cake, its not a lie)

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#3 DJBPace07

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 10:08 PM

The only reason to stick with a 32-bit operating system is if you are using less than 4GB of RAM. Items in memory on a 64-bit operating system take up slightly more space and thus you should have 4GB or more of RAM in using it, technically, you can install a 64-bit OS on any system which meets the minimum OS requirements. The only issues I've ever had with 64-bit operating systems, is incompatibility with deep-level security programs and some of the more obscure forms of copy protection with games. I haven't had anything recently, though.

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