My computer: running 32Bit OS and has 4GB RAM

September 11, 2011 at 05:14:33
Specs: Windows 7, 4GB
Shouldn't it be running a 64Bit OS, surely it can't be using all my access memory if not?

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#1
September 11, 2011 at 05:38:56
Yes, a 64 bit OS would be (probably, but not guaranteed) be able to access more of your 4 GB RAM. But when you consider the fact that a 64 bit OS requires more RAM to operate efficiently the gains of going to a 64 bit OS are largely nullified. There are other issues as well.

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#2
September 11, 2011 at 08:45:38
4 gig is a no-mans land. What little you could gain, you also loose in other places and I doubt it would be worth the effort to change. Your net memory may actually go down. Don't forget that part of that non-usable area is really being used by the computer.

If it is working then don't F with it. (I never seem to follow that advice)

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#3
September 11, 2011 at 18:51:56
"(I never seem to follow that advice)" - Me either...
If you were building or buying new, then I would say go with the 64bit, but unless you have a significant reason to add even more memory like certain programs that can really use it, then it is not worth the bother.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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