My cousin is fixing his computer after it crashed, and he has been told by a friend that fixes computers for a living that his processor is 64 bit compadabile. And hes been running windows 7 32 bit this whole time. Now his friend told him to upgrade to 64 bit windows. But only having 2 gigs of ram is this a smart idea? or would it be a better idea to continue to run 32 bit windows?
Answer by DJ Scooby Doo · Jan 05, 2012 at 08:55 PM
32-bit all the way on that 2GB of RAM. I have a 64-bit capable processor on my other laptop, but always Remember, 32-Bit is recommended for computers with 4GB of RAM and below, and 64-bit is recommended for computers with 4GB of RAM and above.
Answer by EnvoyOfTheEnd · Jan 05, 2012 at 09:20 PM
The primary benefit of 64-bit is the capability to use more memory, though at the expense of requiring more to start with,
64-bit still does not offer significant performance benefits from the CPU alone with most coming from the ability to use more than 3.5gb of ram.
Most applications will be 32-bit anyway so will see even less benefit.
Answer by KylePolansky · Jan 06, 2012 at 01:27 AM
If you currently have a 32 bit version, go ahead and keep it. Most programs are still written in 32 bit. However, if you are purchasing the OS for a new computer, I would recommend 64 bit. The 64 bit version will allow you to run the same 32 bit programs, however 64 bit programs will be better optimized.