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

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    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

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    x64


    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

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  4. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    64 so you can use all your 4Gigs of RAM on Max.
     
  5. Paul B macrumors 6502

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

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    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

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    +1

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

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