32-bit versus 64-bit Windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by dscuber9000, May 22, 2010.

  1. dscuber9000 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I "M'Roogled" it, but the search function removes numbers from your search and my question involves three numbers. :p

    Anyway, I bought Windows 7 today (Premium version) and it came with both a 32-bit disc and a 64-bit disc. I'm just wondering if there are any real significant advantages to using the 64-bit version. The specs of my MBP are in my sig.
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Not really, unless you plan on adding more RAM.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Some software is 32-bit only so in case you're not going to add more RAM, it might be wiser choice
     
  4. I'mAMac macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah the 32bit version can only really make use of 2-3 gigs of RAM. More programs are going to start requiring more RAM though so if you do upgrade I would also recommend more RAM.
     

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