so just curious, which windows 7 will you install and why x86 or x64?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by armada, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. armada

    armada MDL Addicted

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    mostly just being curious as to how many will be staying with x86 this time around. i wonder how much life x86 has left in it..

    so which one and why that one??
     
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  2. meowie

    meowie MDL Junior Member

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    #2 meowie, Jul 24, 2009
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    ultimate and x64 , why x64 ? because there is good support for x64 nowadays and imho it pays off to use it :) .

    (6 gb ram)
     
  3. omek

    omek MDL Junior Member

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    6gb ram, +video ect gona need x64.

    really no reason to run x86 unless your on a legacy machine.
     
  4. lgj1952

    lgj1952 MDL Member

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    8 GB ram I need x64
     
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  5. stimey

    stimey MDL Member

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    There's really no reason to run x64 when you have less than 4gb of ram. Also a lot of things runs in 32bit mode in the 64bit version, which runs emulated and is a bit slower.
     
  6. Sporkman

    Sporkman MDL Member

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    64bit 12 gigs of ram here
     
  7. ubn123

    ubn123 MDL Novice

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    x64 3gb ram but planning to upgrade
     
  8. minoverta

    minoverta MDL Member

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    I am running x64 (4gb ram) but i think i'll switch to x86. My problem, and a few others that i know, having problems with explorer crashes that wasn't in version 7264 x64 :(
     
  9. DaxDimi

    DaxDimi MDL Novice

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    x64, 6 GB ram
     
  10. maydax

    maydax MDL Novice

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    with 4gb of ram and a 640MB video card I have to use x64
     
  11. Sporkman

    Sporkman MDL Member

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    explorer ? that stuff is crap

    FIREFOX ftw
     
  12. MaTrIx2k2

    MaTrIx2k2 MDL Novice

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    x64, 4GB of RAM, and I want to use it all, x86 still can't use it all, even with PAE :(
     
  13. HSChronic

    HSChronic MDL Expert

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    he meant explorer as in the shell process. Not Internet Explorer.

    I will be using Ultimate x64 on both my laptop and desktop.

    Ultimate because:
    1. I will be taking advantage of DirectAccess technology in Server 2008 R2.
    2. BitLocker Drive Encryption and the ability to store recovery keys in Active Directory (there are other things out there yes, but the ability to integrate into AD is nice)
    3. Ultimate Extras!! LOL just kidding.
     
  14. ambidav

    ambidav MDL Guru

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    well i used x86 with vista but have since upraded my pc to a new x64 pc so i guess i'll be using 7 ultimate x64
     
  15. MrCobra

    MrCobra MDL Novice

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    Professional as I have no use for the enterprise features of Ultimate. x64 as well as I have 24GB and it'd be a waste to go x32.
     
  16. izh34

    izh34 MDL Member

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    x86 for sure as I'm using 2G ram and 128MB video card though my processor is x64 amd.
     
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  17. tinbin

    tinbin MDL Novice

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    same here 4gb ram so 64bit for me too
     
  18. docdocdoc9

    docdocdoc9 MDL Novice

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    Professional x64 as well for me.
    Main rig with 6gb RAM, laptop with 2gb.

    I see no reason to use x86 nowadays except when forced to (on old CPUs or atom netbooks).
     
  19. Eoin

    Eoin MDL Novice

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    True but 64bit apps run faster than their 32bit counterparts on a 32bit OS. So it's a trade off both ways.

    Personally I've been 64bit ever since XP.
     
  20. vistadude

    vistadude MDL Member

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