32 or 64 bit

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Would you go for 32 or 64 bit windows 7. Apart from being able to have more memory with windows 7 64 bit is there any other advantage with 64 bit?
 
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The question you should really be asking is "why should I stick with 32bit..."

There really aren't many reasons to stay with 32bit. The only issue is old hardware compatibility (scanner, printed etc). The vast majority will have 64bit drivers though. But that's really the only thing you need to look out for. I've been running x64 since Vista was released.
 
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Thanks for your replies

Thanks for your replies. I think with my new build I will be going with windows 7 64 bit. I will be using my new build for gaming, watching DVD and Blue Ray, Internet, using a midi keyboard, MS office. How much memory would you install?
 
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I have used XP64 since pretty much the week it came out.

Sure at teh very beginning, I had some driver issues, USB Modems and WebCams and my Printer, but since then, I am now using a router, and have got rid of my old C42 ( Which is actually now supported by the way ) and a new WebCam.

To use Driver support as an excuse is complete ignorance.

I have only one game that does not work in 64Bit, and thats WarHammer Fire Warrior, but 100% of all my software works better in 64Bit than it does in 32

To even consider going back to 32Bit after about 5 or 6 years ( Not timed it ) of me using 64Bit would be a bloody retarded thing to do!

Even asking such a question, I am afraid is really confusing?

I suppose the fact that 32Bit software is still being written is also addign to the confusion, but there you go... They have to support the slackies dont they?
 
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Surely it depends on the hardware you have. Im fine in XP 32bit as i use hardware that is > 3 years old. (2gb, 939, x2 processor, 8800GT,audigy 2zs)

If i was upgrading to new stuff i would get windows 7 and 64 bit
 

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Surely it depends on the hardware you have. Im fine in XP 32bit as i use hardware that is > 3 years old. (2gb, 939, x2 processor, 8800GT,audigy 2zs)

If i was upgrading to new stuff i would get windows 7 and 64 bit

I thought the 939s were 64 bit? Going back a bit now so I could be wrong.
 
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Was looking for this answer myself - So 64bit it is :D thanks

I have a Q6600 and currently be upgrading to 4bg DDR3 1333, am guessing that will be more than capable ? :p

sorry to jump in the thread.

thanks
 
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As said there is no point even looking at 32bi these days. As long as your cpu is 64bit and you don' have any really old peripherals go 64bit.

It's not just ram, 64bit is fast, it has extra security and a 100 otherthings under the hood you don't realise or would notice.

If buying a new system you will have to get 64bit anyway. As you will want 4GB ram and a further 1GB gfx card. Way way over 32bits limit.
 
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I can't renumber, I think it was burnsy or firewizard posted an article soon after Vista came out with what 64bit actually improved on.
 
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Just dual boot
I have XP Sp3 (32bit) which I use for gaming because its faster than win 7 64bit
Best of both worlds :)
 
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Another vote for 64 bit here. Been using this version ever since I had a new laptop july last year, and then with my new desktop machine in april also had the 64 bit Vista, and have not looked back since
 
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I actually bought 32 bit Vista, but sent away for a 64 bit install disk and it worked with my license key. Cost about £5 for P&P but worth it.
 
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