Which should I install with Bootcamp Win 7 32 or 64 Bit?

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  1. WizardHunt macrumors 68000

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    Hi, Here's the scoop. I have a iMac with 3.06 Ghz with 8 GB Ram. I plan on using BootCamp and Win 7 but not sure if I should try 64 bit or just stay with the 32 Bit? I have the extra Ram, 8 GB to work with and I think 64 Bit might use it more than the 32 bit version. Has anyone out there used 64 bit with 8 GB ram? What is your opinion?
     
  2. VPrime macrumors 68000

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    Go with 64 bit. You will not see more than 4gb in 32bit windows.
     
  3. BigJohno macrumors 65816

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    I have win 7 64 and I only see 3.75 gb of ram. :/ I also tryed 32 and saw 2.72 gb of ram.
     
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  5. WizardHunt thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Based upon what others are saying, wonder if you have something configured improperly? Have you check it out?
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Do you only have 4 GB of RAM installed
    I believe it won't register the full 4 GB in reporting
     
  7. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    .25 GB for the video memory in both 64-bit and 32-bit. The top GB in 32-bit is reserved as IO space.
     

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