Windows 7 64 bit (no option for 64-bit color choice)

By OCZElite
Jan 31, 2010
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  1. So i recentley installed windows 7 64bit and found it very nice indeed and very user friendly. Of course like everything, there is always a problem here in there. In my case its a small one i guess.

    The problem i'm having with the 64bit system is i cannot select 64bit as a color choice. The only choices i get is 16bit and 32bit as a selection. Right now i'm using a Nvidia 9500GS Grpahics card which should be able to do 64bit. So is there something in the operating system i need to know about. Or i need a better card for the option of "64bit" display color to show up.



    Any help would be awesome!
  2. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,126

    there is no 64 bit color depth in windows that i know of, if you want more info about what color depth is then read this

    Color depth wiki
  3. OCZElite

    OCZElite Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 48


    I thought the reason we have 32bit and 64bit operating system is because of the color choice of 32bit and 64bit as a display output for colors. so what is the true meaning to 32bit and 64bit systems then?
  4. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,257   +110

    Ne he's right, there should only be 16 and 32, you should probably be using 32.
  5. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,126

    the reason people get 64 bit operating system is so they can access more than 4 gigs of ram, with 32 bit operating system you are limited to around 3 gigs of ram
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