10cf746e54 Your computer will be able to allocated more virtual memory per process. Please enter your email address. Unfortunately youll be hard pressed to get drivers for older devices. If you are still not sure if your processor can support x64 check out GRCs SecurAble and let them help you figure it out! You might also want to check out Mahendras post How To Choose Between 32-bit & 64-bit Windows 7 Operating Systems. Thats because they use PAE (Physical Address Extension) See Wikipedia on that too. Dont get me wrong, a 64-bit system is better but you also need to be running 64-bit programs and have a 64-bit processor or else all the trouble of setting up the 64-bit operating system would be worthless. If you start your computer using a 64-bit Windows installation disc, but your computer isn't capable of running a 64-bit version of Windows, you'll see a Windows Boot Manager error.
Because of the nature of the 64-bit address system in the register and how Windows 64-bit allocates memory youll see less of your system memory chewed up by secondary systems (like your video card). I am planning to get a GPU with 1gb memory. dr Neutron> Using your line of thinking, we could go one step further and say that if you need a multi-tasking OS you are being less efficient. you would be hard pressed to find a ram stick larger than 2gb so probably you can have a max of 4-6 gb of ram and that is the most important incentive for 64bit March 23, 2011 Bob Steinhardt Got error messages today on 64 bit Win 7 professional: -Your speech recognition wont start -Win 7 is not genuine Had to reboot several times. Also, just because an application is 64-bit doesnt mean the plugins and extensions for it are. During that time consumers were exposed to 64-bit systems, but most were completely unaware of it. Windows 7 64 bit with patchguard is practically immune to rootkits. All versions shipped with either Windows XP 32-bit or Windows Vista 32-bit.