should i get 32 or 64 bit windows?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by cutcopypaste, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. cutcopypaste macrumors regular

    Nov 28, 2008
    I would guess that 64 bit would be best..
    I have a late 2008 mackbook pro with 2.5 gHz processor and 4 gigs of RAM.. I do notice that the 64 bit version requires more hd space though and that's a bit of premium for me.. I guess what I'm really thinking about is how much of a difference will there be? I'm basically gonna be using windows for 3ds max and gaming so preformance would be a primary concerned. So I think I just answered my question. But I'm curious if people have experience of how noticeable the difference is btwn the two?
  2. md65066 macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2009

    if your CPU supports x64 then do it. It does not matter if it takes up a bit more HD space, it's way worth it. The difference is huge. :apple:
  3. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
  4. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    64 so you can use all your 4Gigs of RAM on Max.
  5. Paul B macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2007
    Windows 7 64bit, but be sure that all your 32bit programs can run on 64bit as well.
  6. gugucom macrumors 68020


    May 21, 2009
    Munich, Germany
    Windows has a technology called WoW which lets you run your 32 bit programs in 64-bit Windows. It runs 99,9% of the stuff I have come across for 5 years. I have used this with XP-64 in 2004. The only program that ever malfunctioned was a Blu-Rayx player and this is due their idiotic copy protection that wasn't recognizing the folder structure.
  7. Stridder44 macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2003


    Windows 7 64-bit, buy it. End of discussion.

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