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32 bit to 64 bit
« on: May 07, 2010, 01:49:33 PM »
Do I need for moving from the system. 32-bit to 64-bit to adjust the Hard ware specification of the computer or  ???.
For example, I have a ram memory 2 GB.

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Re: 32 bit to 64 bit
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2010, 02:20:58 PM »
Do I need for moving from the system. 32-bit to 64-bit to adjust the Hard ware specification of the computer or  ???.
For example, I have a ram memory 2 GB.
Not really but first make sure you have a 64-bit capable processor (almost all are nowadays) and that your other hardware (video card for example) has 64-bit drivers.

64-bit (Windows I assume) can run well with 2GB RAM but you should have more if you want nice performance. 2GB RAM on a 64-bit system is almost like having 1GB-1.5GB on a 32-bit system.

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Re: 32 bit to 64 bit
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2010, 06:19:44 AM »
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2GB RAM on a 64-bit system is almost like having 1GB-1.5GB on a 32-bit system.

This makes absolutely no sense whatsoever...if you have 2G of RAM it's 2G of RAM no matter what OS is running...

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Re: 32 bit to 64 bit
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2010, 08:31:26 AM »
OK Cityscape  &  patio      :)
Is there more features to the 64-bit system at this time. Do you advise me to install

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Re: 32 bit to 64 bit
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2010, 08:35:30 AM »
Is there more features to the 64-bit system at this time. Do you advise me to install
If you have everything in order then why not?
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Re: 32 bit to 64 bit
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2010, 08:51:19 AM »
OK   Quantos    kpac
thanks a lot
It seems that the future of this system

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Re: 32 bit to 64 bit
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2010, 10:19:11 AM »
OK Cityscape  &  patio      :)
Is there more features to the 64-bit system at this time. Do you advise me to install
I would wait to switch. There are programs that are not yet available for 64-bit, an example would be Adobe Flash Player. It is true that support for 64-bit has gotten better but it will still continue to get better in the future. I wait about a year or 2 until a larger percent of the market adopts 64-bit and then switch to 64-bit. By then it'll be much better supported.

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Re: 32 bit to 64 bit
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2010, 10:24:45 AM »
Flash player does not support 64 bit browsers, but works on any 64 bit OS.

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Re: 32 bit to 64 bit
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2010, 10:31:07 AM »
True but then there is no advantage over using 64 bit, flash player won't be optimized for 64 bit so it won't run any better on a 64 bit system then it would on a 32 bit one. Quite a few programs are like that so I would stick with 32 bit a while longer.

PS: I heard a rumor that Adobe Flash player 64 bit was being released for Linux only.

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Re: 32 bit to 64 bit
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2010, 10:33:34 AM »
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How many people actually use a 64 bit browser such as IE 64 bit? I'm using Firefox on Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit now.

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Re: 32 bit to 64 bit
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2010, 10:35:58 AM »
How many people actually use a 64 bit browser such as IE 64 bit? I'm using Firefox on Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit now.
Not too many probably. It not worth it (in my opinion) to switch to 64 and use mainly 32 bit app.
PS: I heard a rumor that Adobe Flash player 64 bit was being released for Linux only.
Maybe it wasn't rumor, check this out: http://blogs.computerworld.com/64_bit_linux_adobe_flash_player_surprisingly_good

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Re: 32 bit to 64 bit
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2010, 10:46:37 AM »
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946765

I don't see many people using 64 bit browsers just for Flash, either.

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Re: 32 bit to 64 bit
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2010, 10:48:45 AM »
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946765

I don't see many people using 64 bit browsers just for Flash, either.
Sorry, I can't access anything from Microsoft. They're stuff never works on Linux, i think they do that on purpose.  ;D

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Re: 32 bit to 64 bit
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2010, 10:57:11 AM »
Let me restate the OP's original question.
32 bit to 64 bit
She may wish to have a simple, direct answer.
Say you have a 64 bit CPU and the right 32 and 64 bit drivers
You have both 32 and 64 bit windows 7
You have 4GB of RAM only.
All the applications programs are 32 bit.
Given that,
Is the a significant, if any, difference with using either version of the OS?