Windows 7 64bit or 32bit what ones better Page 1 / 2

morganm8656, May 29, 8:35pm
just wondering what ones better for gaming

drcspy, May 29, 8:38pm
64bit for the simple reason that 32bit is limited to 3GB Ram.and 64bit ISNT'.


gibler, May 29, 8:39pm
64bit . because it is double 32 bit!

tillsbury, May 29, 8:46pm
Not for gaming it isn't, very few games that are 64-bit if any, and why would you multi-task them!Wouldn't make a spot of difference I wouldn't have thought.

ruderger, May 29, 9:15pm
64-bit, unless you have an old device (eg printer) that there are no 64-bit drivers for, or run really old 16-bit software, that won't run on 64-bit. 64-bit can use more RAM too.

drcspy, May 29, 9:43pm
who said anything about multitasking.
anyway virtually all cpu's are multicore now

lostdude, May 29, 10:02pm
ROFL, 64bit handles multithreaded applications (games and 2d software alike) better than 32bit. Whether the games themselves are 64bit is irrelevant, a lot of recently released games are multithreaded, and nearly every new title forthwith will be. Where does multitasking fit into the equation!

oclaf, May 29, 11:32pm
There is no point in getting 32b unless you do not have 64b hardware or you have a specific requirement to run legacy hard/software that absolutely will not run on 64b (x64 is backwards compatible and 99.9% of programs will not have an issue).
Most newer software is written to take advantage (=better performance) of a 64b environment. You can run 32b software in a 64b system but you can't run 64b software in a 32b system.
Chances are you'll never ever notice the difference - but 32b technology is old, 64b is current. Soon it'll probably be 128b then 256b. Why bother sticking with the old!
I never fully understood why 7 was even released in 32b. It just causes confusion. The 16b to 32b changeover was never dragged so far.

morganm8656, May 30, 8:55am
Thanks for he help dudes just wonder if these gaming pc parts fit together nicely

Mobo asrock extreme 3 gen3
Cpu I5 2500k
Hdd 2 tb
Xilence 600w gaming edition psu
16gb ram
Gtx 560ti twin frozr 2
Windows 7 ultimate 64 (the reason i was asking about 64 nd 32
I have these parts at home but havent put together yet
Also need a case

ross1970, May 30, 9:02am
you have 16GB of ram, its a no brainer. 64bit os.

morganm8656, May 30, 10:21am
Sweet thanks will this build be great for bf3 cod and stuff

henry284, May 30, 10:45am
SSD!

oclaf, May 30, 10:49am
Why bother paying all that extra for windows 7 ultimate! Home premium is all you need.
Also Asrocks are not generally known to be good boards.

lostdude, May 30, 11:08am
They are generally known to have underwhelming build quality & sometimes performance, as for reliability they are right up there with the top dogs.

morganm8656, May 30, 11:14am
Ssd what On earth i have a mechanical hardrive

morganm8656, May 30, 11:15am
What are you on about asrock mobos are primo as they were apart Of asus

lostdude, May 30, 11:18am
Yes, they are Asus' low budget division.

lostdude, May 30, 11:19am
You know, it's kinda hard to determine who you're commenting towards without quoting them.

morganm8656, May 30, 11:20am
Uh huh well im using my ipod for this so its kinda hard

oclaf, May 30, 12:54pm
Pick one. You can't have both.

And again. Why windows 7 ultimate!

morganm8656, May 30, 7:24pm
Well why not its my build.

drcspy, May 30, 7:30pm
good if its free otherwise superfluous

oclaf, May 30, 8:17pm
Because you have no idea why you need it. Ultimate is one of those things the operate on the "if you don't know why you need it, you certainly don't need it" rule. Its a considerably more expensive than home premium and all you really get for that extra money is few extra networking tools and other professional functions that you would never ever need in a consumer home environment. But you're probably pirating it aren't you.

One last thing. I know you have no idea what an SSD is, but Google it. They are that magical part that make sub 20 second boot times possible. They are an absolute prerequisite to any new build, especially gaming. Your build is absolutely wasted without one. Cut off ultimate and put the savings to a 128 or 256 SSD.

drcspy, May 30, 9:01pm
,+1

volkier, May 30, 9:08pm
I never could quite understand the whole hype about the system booting up ten seconds faster - but as far as gaming goes, loading a map before anyone else. well. most others. well. a few gamers who still don't have SSD does have it's advantages. Along with not waiting in between area changes in other games and so on, so an SSD is a big plus in that respect.

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