32 or 64 bit

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by instaclears9, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. instaclears9 macrumors newbie

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    I ordered the 2.66 mbp and plan to use windows 7 with boot camp.
    Do I get the 32 or 64 bit?
     
  2. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

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    You can get either or.

    If you're getting 4 gigs of RAM, you should go 64-bit though, so you can use all your memory.
     
  3. instaclears9 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    what do you mean "use all your memory"?
    does boot camp just use some of the mbp's specs?
     
  4. macuser154 macrumors 6502

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    Windows 32 Bit ,well, all 32 Bit OSs, are limited to around 3 GBs of RAM. 64 Bit OSs have a much higher limit (16 billion GB judging from Apple's keynote yesterday).
     
  5. crazyxzer0 macrumors 6502

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    in order to utilize 64bit OS you must have at least 4GB of RAM. otherwise 32bit can handle under 4GB.


    and 64bit is capable of addressing 16 exabytes of ram :) 2^64
     
  6. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Get the 64 bit version man to take advantage of that hardware.
     

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