Do 64bit USE more RAM?

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  1. Asd12345

    Asd12345 MDL Novice

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    I had 32bit windows and my 2 GB Ram was at about 70-80% with Bad Company 2 open. Now I've installed 64bit windows and it goes up to 90-95% and makes my pc lagging. Is that because of 64bit windows? (same programs open in both windows installations)
     
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    acyuta MDL Expert

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  3. Airclocker

    Airclocker MDL Novice

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    X64 OS requires more ram than X86. Therefore you're better of adding more gigs to your rig or installing the 32bit version since the 2 gig is small for running background applications and your gaming use.
     
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  4. Asd12345

    Asd12345 MDL Novice

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    #4 Asd12345, Sep 16, 2010
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    I know, I've installed 64 bit as I'm upgrading to 4 GBs, I just noticed this and thought I could ask :)

    EDIT: Thanks to both of you :) It got me a little worried but I guess I'll be fine with 4 gigs
     
  5. mongen

    mongen MDL Junior Member

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    Unused RAM is wasted RAM.
     
  6. Matrix Leader

    Matrix Leader MDL Addicted

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    Ever since the introduction of 64 bit OSes....I never touched a 32 bit anymore
     
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  7. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    I think x64 uses more RAM but is easier on processors
     
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  8. Brainsuck

    Brainsuck MDL Addicted

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    X64 maybe a little more with 8 gigs it do'nt matter much
     
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  9. jupier2k

    jupier2k MDL Member

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    Definitely noticeable increase in performance from 4G to 8G ram.
     
  10. netizen

    netizen MDL Novice

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    Mine is 6Gig ram for win7x64, I see excellent performance.
     
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  11. Asd12345

    Asd12345 MDL Novice

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    Well, ofc 6/8 GB ram will be better but it really depends on my pocket.