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Windows 7 64bit, worth it from 32bit?

#1maxfreakPosted 9/24/2013 2:08:27 PM(edited)
So right now im running a 32bit version of 7 and my 4gb of ram is capped at 3gb. I was wondering besides being able to use all of my ram and more would I experience a noticeable performance increase? Heres my full system specs:

Core i5 2500k @ 3.3ghz
4gb ram
1gb GeForce GTX 460 (Dont judge she still serves me well ...xD)

Also by increase I mean will my frames get slightly better since my CPU can take advantage of the better architecture? Im not looking to 100% max out the graphics (which my GPU cant obviously do much of these days) and get 100+fps lol just a modest increase from 30fps. Also just in general if WIndows would essentially run faster as well. Thanks!
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#232x2zPosted 9/24/2013 2:03:45 PM
maxfreak posted...
So right now im running a 32bit version of 7 and my 4gb of ram is capped at 3gb. I was wondering besides being able to use all of my ram and more would I experience a noticeable performance increase? Heres my full system specs:

Core i5 3500k @ 3.3ghz
4gb ram
1gb GeForce GTX 460 (Dont judge she still serves me well ...xD)

Also by increase I mean will my frames get slightly better since my CPU can take advantage of the better architecture? Im not looking to 100% max out the graphics (which my GPU cant obviously do much of these days) and get 100+fps lol just a modest increase from 30fps. Also just in general if WIndows would essentially run faster as well. Thanks!


Ram wise it won't benefit you. Also you'll get better performance if you literally go spend that money on a GPU.
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#3EStar999Posted 9/24/2013 2:03:46 PM
3500k was never made.
#4WerdnAndreWPosted 9/24/2013 2:18:06 PM
Aren't most pc games 32bit or something like that?
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#5ShubPosted 9/24/2013 2:32:52 PM
I don't think you'll get a major performance increase, but unless you are running some kind of app that expressly does not support 64-bit operating systems, there's no reason to run a 32-bit OS these days.
If you already have Windows 7, you already have a license, so you don't even need to buy the OS again, you can just download a 64-bit ISO of Windows 7 for free, legally, and simply use the product key you already own to activate the OS once installed.
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