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01-06-2009, 10:02 PM
hey guys ?

I currently running the Windows 7 BETA version Build 7000 at the moment which is a 32bit version. I recently checked and found out that my processors are 64bit and can run a 64bit OS. I just wanted to know are there any benefits of running a 64bit OS on a my PC ?

My specs are as follows :

Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.40GHz

Memory (RAM): 2.00 GB

Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS

Number of processor cores: 2

64-bit capable: Yes

Not sure what else would be relevant to share with you about my PC. Any ideas would be awsome!

Cheers ! =)

Speedy Gonzales
01-06-2009, 10:04 PM
64 bit is good, if you have more than 4 GB ram (64 bit can use than 4 GB, 32 bit cant). BUT, it'll still install / work if you have 2 GB ram

01-06-2009, 10:09 PM
so it wouldn't matter if i had 32 bit or 64 bit would it ?

01-06-2009, 10:18 PM
One problem with 64 Bit is sometimes you cant get drivers for various items.(yet)

01-06-2009, 10:31 PM
One problem with 64 Bit is sometimes you cant get drivers for various items.(yet)


Espec. less common hardware.

From your specs Genoslide I see no reason to use 64bit. If you plan to upgrade to 4gb or more RAM later then install 64bit W7

Why not dual boot? If all your hardware works fine with 64bit, then why not:D


02-06-2009, 02:21 AM
lol. nah i think i'll stick with 32bit ...thanks guys !! :)

04-06-2009, 02:02 PM

If you have the hardware I encourage you to try 64-bit as you will be able to take full advantage of all the wonderful features. For more information on what Windows 7 has to offer such as increased security, stability, enhanced speed and more head on over to Microsft Springboard.


Microsoft Springboard / TechNet