Windows 7 via Bootcamp, x86 or x64?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Ukeee, May 3, 2010.

  1. Ukeee macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys! I just got my new macbook pro 13" inch. I'm going to install windows 7 via bootcamp to play mostly games and some apps and I wanted to know if the 64bit version would run better. My mac is the 2.66ghz and 4gb ddr3 one.

    Thanks!
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Here are some threads discussing that issue, if you'd like to read them.
     
  3. celticpride678

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    Please search as there are many threads already regarding this topic.
     
  4. hypermog macrumors regular

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    I got x64 on mine, don't see any reason to go otherwise!
     
  5. ozreth macrumors 65816

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    If you have 4gb of RAM you should choose 64 bit over 32 bit, reasong being that with 32 your OS will not be able to read all of your RAM. It helps, especially when gaming.
     
  6. DreamJ macrumors newbie

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    I've got x64 windows 7 install on my mbp ... works fine for me :)
     
  7. gagaliya macrumors 6502

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    definitely get the 64 bit if you have 4gb or more ram, there is no reason to use 32bit (x86) in your case.....
     

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