Which Version Of Win 7 is best for Gaming?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by G4OS753, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. G4OS753 macrumors newbie

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    Which Version of Windows 7 is best for gaming? I am ready to do bootcamp.
    :apple:iMac 27 Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB Ram, 1 TB HD, 256 MB VRAM:apple:
     
  2. archurban macrumors 6502a

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    which version? I don't understand what you talk. you just use windows home premium. that's all you have to do.
     
  3. bmwman4life11 macrumors member

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    well looking at your specs you have 4 gb of ram so you would want the 64 bit version but really it doesn't matter which windows 7 just make sure it says 64 bit so you can use 4 gb of ram instead of 2 or 3
     
  4. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    If you have to ask that quetion then all you need is windows 7 home premium.

    You choose if you want 64 bit or 32 bit at install. Install 64 bit.
     
  5. mongrol macrumors regular

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    This does not help. Most games will be compiled as 32bit executable so they will only be able to address about 2.5GB of ram anyway. 64bit will increase complexity and decrease compatibility. 64bit is a buzzword that means little to ordinary punters.
     
  6. Winni macrumors 68030

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    So? But the OS itself handles the memory in a much more efficient way and actually CAN use all of it. 32-Bit platforms cannot use the amount of memory that has now become the standard in all new computers.


    No, it doesn't. A normal user won't see much of a difference, Microsoft did a good job here.


    No, it doesn't. I've been using 64-Bit versions of Windows for years now (professionally in networked environments) and I haven't yet found ONE single application that didn't work on a 64-Bit OS. The only class of apps that can be picky are virus scanners - just make sure that you install a 64-Bit compatible version, that's all you have to do.


    Maybe. But whether you like it or not, 64-Bit platforms have become mainstream and the de facto standard for new systems. And with 4 GB RAM or more it's total nonsense to suggest that somebody should still install a 32-Bit operating system.

    The answer to the original poster is: Install a 64-Bit version of Windows 7 Home Premium or Windows 7 Professional (if you need some of the more corporate-oriented features).
     
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  8. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Home Premium 64-bit. 'nuff said.
     

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