Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


Windows 7 32 or 64

  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 michindi


  • Members
  • 9 posts
  • Local time:10:42 PM

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



Western Digital hard drive 500 gb

Amd phenom quad core black edition

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 dpunisher


  • BC Advisor
  • 2,234 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:South TX
  • Local time:09:42 PM

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)

3770K @4.5, Corsair H100, GTX780, 16gig Samsung, Obsidian 700 (yes there is a 700)

#3 DJBPace07


  • BC Advisor
  • 4,869 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:10:42 PM

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.



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users