32 or 64??

anubis darthanubis at gmail.com
Sat Jan 30 18:56:10 UTC 2010


On Sat, 2010-01-30 at 13:44 -0500, Clemens Eisserer wrote:
> > I'll be installing on an HP G71-340US with 4GB RAM.  It came with
> > 64-bit Windows 7 installed.
> 
> So running a 32-bit OS, you won't be able to use all those 4GB, but a
> bit less (say 3,5GB).
> But again, keep in mind applications running in 64-bit mode uses more
> memory, so you won't gain a lot here.
> 
> If you want to, install a 64-bit system, if you want to be absolutly
> on the safe side go for a 32-bit OS.
> Most likely you won't regret any of those choices.
> 
> - Clemens
> 

Please stop with this FUD.

If you have a 64bit machine with more than 3+ GB of ram install and use
the 64bit OS. Don't listen to any of this fear, uncertainty and
disinformation in this thread. One would think this issue has been long
dead and solved, but here we are again.
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