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Solved help with architecture

Brisingr

New Member
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4
#1
Hi, i have some problems about choosing the arquitechture.
I have:
Intel Core 2 Duo 1.86 Ghz
3 Gb RAM (DDR2)
Nvidie Geforce 7200 Gs (256 Mb DDR2)
256 Gb Hard Drive
And i want to install Windows Vista Ultimate and try Windows 7. I have read some thread about arquitechture but i cant solve the problem. I dont know what to install, if x64 or x86 or x32.

I dont use a lot of games (1 or 2), only i want to use my computer for internet, music, video, some programs like photoshop...

Can someone tell me how to fix the problem?

thanks for all!

PD: and, is there any problem if i install a program x86 in the folder "program files" instead of "program files(x86)"?
 
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kword88

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#2
basically, there are two flavors. 32 bit and 64 bit. eventually everything will be 64 bit. there are many advantages, but right now, the main one is the amount of RAM it can address. if you want more than 4 Gigs of RAM, then you need 64 bit. the down side is, not every program is 64 bit compatible.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Aleinware Area-51
    CPU
    core 2 extreme x9000 2.8 Ghz
    Memory
    4 Gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    (2) Nvidia 8800m GTX in Sli
    Sound Card
    Onboard RealTek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    42" JVC LCD HDTV
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p 32 bit
    Hard Drives
    (2) seagate 7200rpm in RAID 0
    (1) maxtor external 1 terabyte firewire
    Case
    laptop
    Mouse
    logitech Anywhere Mouse and built-in touchpad
    Keyboard
    a really spiffy backlit one that i can change color ;>)
    Internet Speed
    Cable

kword88

Power User
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384
#4
yes, 32 bit programs are installed to the "x86" folder.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Aleinware Area-51
    CPU
    core 2 extreme x9000 2.8 Ghz
    Memory
    4 Gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    (2) Nvidia 8800m GTX in Sli
    Sound Card
    Onboard RealTek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    42" JVC LCD HDTV
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p 32 bit
    Hard Drives
    (2) seagate 7200rpm in RAID 0
    (1) maxtor external 1 terabyte firewire
    Case
    laptop
    Mouse
    logitech Anywhere Mouse and built-in touchpad
    Keyboard
    a really spiffy backlit one that i can change color ;>)
    Internet Speed
    Cable

kword88

Power User
Messages
384
#6
everything i have read on the subject says that all microsoft operating systems will be 64 bit. it is said to be more stable, more secure, more scalable, etc.
if you can live with the fact that some programs might not be compatible, i would recommend it over 32 bit.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Aleinware Area-51
    CPU
    core 2 extreme x9000 2.8 Ghz
    Memory
    4 Gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    (2) Nvidia 8800m GTX in Sli
    Sound Card
    Onboard RealTek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    42" JVC LCD HDTV
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p 32 bit
    Hard Drives
    (2) seagate 7200rpm in RAID 0
    (1) maxtor external 1 terabyte firewire
    Case
    laptop
    Mouse
    logitech Anywhere Mouse and built-in touchpad
    Keyboard
    a really spiffy backlit one that i can change color ;>)
    Internet Speed
    Cable

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