Component Upgrade + 32bit > 64bit switch? Hey guys, not sure where exactly to post this but here i go. As usual i come here to seek out professional help from you guys and every time i get the support that i need which i gladly appreciate. So here i am again asking for new advice. First of all i would want to ask you if i should switch from 32bit windows to 64bit. I am not sure how i am going to go on about switch from 32 to 64bit and see if it is really worth it and if it will boost my PC's performace. I have 4GB of total RAM i believe not completely sure so i know that 32bit can only recognized 3.25GB of RAM so i am pretty much wasting the other 1GB of RAM by using 32bit... I currently use my PC for movies, music and gaming. in-game video recording as well as using adobe photoshop, indesign, dreamwaver, flash and illustrator for my graphics work (CS5 package). I do have slight performance impact when using the CS5 software package but its not thing big only small laag which isn't effecting me too much. The main point behind me wanting to switch is to squeeze out the most of my computer to get full performance when doing my design work or playing games. Is switch 32bit to 64bit really worth it? Is it easy to do or do i need to send it off to someone professional? My computer specs are the following: PSU: http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/6070/imgp1066x.jpg http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/7652/imgp1069k.jpg The below screenshot includes: BIOS, Chassis, Motherboard, CPU (speed, general properties, cache, motherboard properties, bios properties), power management, sensors (the temperatures are pretty average, you can give 5-10 degrees while on heavy use. The highest i get never goes past 50 degrees, idle is about 30-45), DMI info and more... http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/6885/mycomputerspecspart1.jpg http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/5854/mycomputerspecspart2.jpg Memory Information (RAM etc..): http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/1411/memoryvideo.jpg Network Information (speeds): http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/130/networkinfo.jpg Storage Information: http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/4530/storagebw.jpg http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/7463/storage2n.jpg CPUID: http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/4599/cpuid.jpg I know that's a lot of information and some of it if not most of it is pretty much useless but i though you may be interested. If you need more information feel free to ask and il give it to your right away (ofc not personal info xD hehe) So overall here are my questions: Can i upgrade from 32bit to 64bit? Shall i upgrade to 64bit? Is it really worth it or will be a performance loss or big hassle? I never done this kind of thing before. Should i overclock? I could seek professional help instead of me doing it (dont want to screw it up 66) What components shall i upgrade? Graphics card, Processor, Motherboard or PSU. (I think 500W or 750W PSU would be good ^^) Any other bits and pieces i should do? Are there any bits and pieces that my computer is lacking in? Low RAM for example etc...? Will i need to reinstall lot of programs so that they support 64bit version? I love computers, i love looking into them and fiddling with them. I have a old computer which i took its fan out and wanted to put it in my "new" computer but i couldn't find any socket to plug it to + there isnt much space to fit the fan. I also have spare graphics card, lame RAM sticks, and few other bits and pieces. I took the HDD out and had a trouble reinstalling and actually making it recognizable and with my poo knowledge it took me a week to figure it out since my step dads bro was busy (his more of a computer expert then me hehe ^^).. but i did it *yay*. I have spent money on my kite gear so i am not loaded up and i am only 16 so yeh.. that said i could get a job since i only go to school 2 days per week ^^ (which is awesome! xD) I would like to learn a lot more about building computers and its hardware so i guess overclocking the PC and putting new parts would teach me quite few bits and pieces. PS: I haven't included tags since the screen shots are fairly big and i didn't want to flood the forums. Also sorry about the big post and i hope you take time reading it since i would be soooooooooooooooooo........ grateful you cant even imagine Below i will include a link if you would like to download a .txt file with my computer specs which have been gathered from EVEREST and there you will pretty much find anything. The file size is 271.kb and its exceeding by 0.71.kb so i cant upload it here.... [B]Here is the link:[/B] [url]http://rs837tl.rapidshare.com/cgi-bin/upload.cgi?rsuploadid=155873135354983769[/url] or [url]http://uploading.com/files/b9f8d1bf/Report%2Bmy%2BPC%2Bspecs.txt/[/url] ______________ Sorry about any grammatical or spelling mistakes, English is my second language Thanks in advance hope to hear from you guys soon & any questions feel free to ask [b]Edit:[/b] Also i am reading through other topics and i know few questions i asked above such as 32bit to 64bit have been asked before i just wrote it since it was on my mind.