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Old 12-17-10, 11:20 AM   #13
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Default Re: install x64 or 32 bit version?

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If you have 2GB installed and do not plan to upgrade it, there's no point in wasting RAM with both x86 and x64 versions of libraries loaded into memory.
The RAM issue with libraries is trivial and won't be noticed unless you're running below the absolute minimum requirements, which would be a problem regardless. The more significant issue is in the larger use of hard drive for all the dlls, but which get installed regardless of running 32 bit applications or not. But not just because they're installed (mostly by programs) does it mean they are loaded into RAM at all times; only when used, and the same thing happens on a 32 bit system. Furthermore, I believe windows ripped off linux and implemented something like sparse memory to diminish the 64 bit memory bloat.
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Old 12-17-10, 02:58 PM   #14
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Ignoring everything else, I typically go with the least amount of work in the future. Installing the 64bit version means you don't have to reinstall or upgrade things any time soon.
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Old 01-06-11, 02:47 AM   #15
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I think 32 or 64 you can install.
64 bit different when it's just better to support activities that only if you are on a 4GB RAM
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Old 01-22-11, 04:39 PM   #16
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If it just the parents and they just use it for web searching and emails and you just have 2gigs of memory I would just get the 32bit .
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Old 01-29-11, 06:42 AM   #17
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Default Re: install x64 or 32 bit version?

On a system like yours I'd say definitely 32-bit. 64-bit requires more ram, more hard disk space, and tends to eat up more bandwidth on your system bus. Since you are only running 2gb I'd say you need as much ram as you can get especially.

64-bit is good for higher end systems that have plenty of memory and a higher bandwidth bus to begin with. With some apps (especially games) the extra speed provided by 64-bit precision is definitely better.
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Old 01-31-11, 05:05 PM   #18
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So would I benefit from installing 64 bit version ? other than being troublesome etc ?I think with my rig there is no point to leave 32bit behind yet right?
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