Should i be running windows 64-bit?

By coldcuttin
Dec 21, 2007
  1. Hi

    I built a new computer recently:

    Abit ip35 Pro MB
    Crucial Ballistix 2GB

    I just installed my old window xp 32-bit edition when it was built & it worked fine.
    but can & should i be running 64-bit windows?
  2. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    I think you could run 64 bit if you wanted to, but seeing as you're only using 2GB of RAM, it's not really worth getting a 64 bit OS.

    32 bit OS's can only use 4GB of ram in total, which has to include the graphics memory and the page file if I remember correctly, so whilst you have 2GB, there's not much of an advantage for you :)

    It would mean more hassle finding programs that will work as well ;)
  3. coldcuttin

    coldcuttin TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    okay I'll stick with 32bit for now then.

    Cheers for the help.
  4. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    No problem, mate, it's what I'm here for ;)
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