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64bit OS & 4gb RAM ~ worth the effort/upgrade ???

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Re: 64bit OS & 4gb RAM ~ worth the effort/upgrade ???

#1 Post by TonyJZX » Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:25 am

As far as I'm concerned its always been worth it. I havent ever used a 32 bit o/s since XP.

I personally moved to XP 64 bit back in the day and then straight to WIn7 64 after a small dalliance with Vista 64.

Its not about the loss of 1gb on a 4gb system but its to provide compatibility with 64 bit s/w and further I feel like Win7 32bit drivers isnt quite there?

Also I dont feel like supporting Win7 32bit as an o/s.

I mean it died out with the 'netbook' and WIn7 Starter and all that.

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Re: 64bit OS & 4gb RAM ~ worth the effort/upgrade ???

#2 Post by apojoga » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:31 am

If you had said 3.5 GB, I would have my doubts, but 3 GB to 4 GB is a sensible jump that should more than make up for the slightly less compact x64 code and data structures it creates. x64 also has more registers, which I suppose should make it faster? Complete speculation, of course. Realistically, I don't expect to see any difference; it's just not "right" to let 1 GB sit unused, and deny yourself the ability to run 64-bit software (which then again, is not a significant concern as most common software still comes in 32-bit flavors).
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