Can I use 64-bit Windows 7 on following computer?

By robertq ยท 5 replies
Jan 25, 2011
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  1. Hi,

    I have following System & I have been using Win 7 Ultimate 32 bit Version.

    My question is can I install & use 64 bit version of Windows 7 Ultimate on this system ?

    If not why ?

    Any pros & cons of 64 bit OS ?

    Processor : Intel Pentum D dual Processor 3.00 GHz

    RAM : 2.00 GB DDR

    HDD : 500 GB + Second HDD : 500 GB

    Video Card : 256 MB Radeon X600

    Sound : SoundMAX Onboard Integrated Sound

    Thank You
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,188   +470

    It largely depends on the motherboard and if Windows 7 compatible drivers are available from the manufacturer. Go to the motherboard manufacturer's website and look up the driver downloads available for your motherboard. If Windows 7 compatible chipset, LAN and sound drivers are NOT listed, you will have trouble using Windows 7.
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    All Pentium Ds were 64bit, so yes, you can run it. Should you? Probably not unless you need to use more than 4GB of RAM. Also mailpup's concerns are valid.
  4. Codisha

    Codisha TS Member Posts: 66

    i would say yes you should be able to use the x64 version of win7.
    if you were able to install the x86 version without issues then i expect not much different for x64.

    you processor is x64 enabled but it would be good to check if proper drivers are available before you dive into the adventure.

    if you don't know what motherboard and exactly what processor you have you can use CPU-z.
    CPU-z is available from the CPUID website.
    i am unable to link to as my post count is too low

    it will reveal all the information necessary
  5. JasonWinTeam

    JasonWinTeam TS Rookie Posts: 24

    In addition to checking for compatible drivers, consider that moving up from 32bit to 64bit will require a fresh install, so a full version of Windows 7 is necessary. And if you're concerned about software compatibility, here's a good resource.
  6. robertq

    robertq TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 95

    Thank you all so much.

    Really appreciate your opinion.

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