Why use small 64 bit apps?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Coasie, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. Coasie

    Coasie MDL Junior Member

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    What benefit is there to using small 64 bit apps? Things well below the 2GB limit?
    example

    cpuz (2.2MB)
    ccleaner (4.5mb)
     
  2. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    Why would an application use more then it has too?
    4MB (way big difference than mb) is perfectly fine.
     
  3. Coasie

    Coasie MDL Junior Member

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    both were megabytes.

    Just curious why probrams are put out in both 32 and 64 bit, when only programs using more than 2gb need to be 64 bit.
    Is there any benefit to using a 64 bit version of a tiny program if it never reaches the 2gb 32bit limit?
     
  4. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    An application can maximum adress 2GB, think 32Bit application uses 2GB automatically just beacuse theyre 32Bit apps? No..
    Some apps are programmed to run on 32Bit, some on 64bit and some on all architectures.

    mb = millibit
    MB = MegaByte
     
  5. Coasie

    Coasie MDL Junior Member

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    ok, so we are now on the same page.

    Assuming a 32bit app does not use the maximum addressable 2GB of space. Why would one choose to use the 64bit variation?
     
  6. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    beacuse the app is written for 64bit thus makin sure its all working as it should? Performance etc.
     
  7. Rainey

    Rainey MDL Novice

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    A good example is winzip or Winrar.

    both are small programs, but lets say you want to zip up a DVD 4GB. The 32 bit version may take 2 hour but the 64 bit version may be almost twice as fast.