í am probably going to upgrade my Dell D620 notebook to Win 7. I am trying to decide which version of 7 to buy, 32 or 64 bit.
I currently have this setup:
Dell Latitude D620
Centrino Duo T5600 @ 1.83 GHz
2 GB ram (will take 4GB) 2 Slots
XP-32 SP 3, runs fine.
Memory: Supports 256 MB to 4056 MB of 667-533MHz DDR2 SDRAM shared
In doing some research, it seems that both 32 and 64 support 4gb of ram, which is all the computer can hold. But 64 uses more ram just to run itself.
As I see it here are my choices..
1) Stay with my 2gb of ram and install 7-32
2) Upgrade to 4gb ram and install 7-32
3) Stay with 2gb ram and install 7-64
4) Upgrade to 4gb ram and install 7-64
5?) Upgrade to 3gb of ram and use 7-32 or 64? (not even sure if that can be done with unbalanced pairs)
The problem is that I have to decide which version of 7 to install before changing anything.
From a quick look at ram prices, it looks like upgrading to 4gb would cost around $50. I was hoping it would be cheaper but if it would give a noticeable speed benefit it might be worth it.
There is a posting of mine on the Win 7 forum about upgrading to it, but I thought I would ask about the ram issue here.