is windows 7 64 bit really better than 32 bit ?

India
June 20, 2011 10:42pm CST
i did some reading up on the net and found out that there wasnt really a big difference because some programs still have to run on the 32 bit and are not compatible with 64
2 responses
@dark_joev (3043)
• United States
21 Jun 11
Yes the difference comes with what processor you are running if you have a Dual or more core processor then having a 64bit means even for 32 bit designed programs which their aren't that many that don't rely on windows to communicate to the processor for it so that doesn't really matter. What does matter is do you want windows to use all of your cores or just one? If you want all of them which could be up to 8 and well guess what you need to have 64bit Windows or you will only be using one core. So it is your choice but 64 bit also means that your programs will be spread over all the cores so better multi tasking.
• India
21 Jun 11
i got a dual core amd athlon x2 so for me 32 bit would be a better choice right?
@dark_joev (3043)
• United States
21 Jun 11
No 64 bit as it is a Dual core so you would want to get the 64bit version.
• India
22 Jun 11
oh kk thanks for the info, :)
• India
22 Jun 11
64 bit actually means hyper-threading capability. By wich your processor can process two seperate strands of daa at the same time. But its true that there would not be much performance difference noticed unless you are running some heavy applications and also they must be 64bit applications that support and allow hyper threading. Just because a windows is a 64bit operating system it is not necessary that the software runds faster in the computer.
• India
23 Jun 11
hmm ill keep that in mind , i got 3 gb of ram , i guess ill have to upgrade to 4 gb by selling one stick