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Is it worth spending the extra money for this?
#1
I am running win 7 32bit I have a C2D 2.4 Ghz and 4 gigs of ram (2.8 usable)
I am considering upgrading to win 7 64bit but I am not sure if it is worth the cost. I use this system mostly for PCSX2 and Dolphin. Would the performance increase of going 64bit be worth the cost?
Sugo SG-05 300 Watt PSU
Athlon II x3 450 @3.2 Ghz
Asus M4A88T-I DELUXE
6 gigs of DDR 1066
HD 5570
Windows 7 Basic 64-bit
128 Gig SSD
64 Gig SSD
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#2
Pcsx2 is 32bit program so you would get no increase in performance. I think dolphin has 64bit version but I still dont think you would notice any real diffrence, minor at best. And just wondering, doesnt your windows 7 version have both 32 and 64 bit discs? The one I bought had both discs and I can choose which ever one I want.
Specs:
CPU: C2D E8400 @ 3.6
GPU: GTX 560Ti 2Gb
MOB: Asus P5QL
RAM: Crucial 4Gb
OS: Windows 7 64bit/XP 32bit
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#3
The same product key will work for 64 bit also?
I am wondering if freeing up the extra ram I am unable to use on my win 7 32bit would increase performance enough for it to be worth the hassle of reinstalling everything.
Sugo SG-05 300 Watt PSU
Athlon II x3 450 @3.2 Ghz
Asus M4A88T-I DELUXE
6 gigs of DDR 1066
HD 5570
Windows 7 Basic 64-bit
128 Gig SSD
64 Gig SSD
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(12-10-2010, 02:15 PM)bart Wrote: The same product key will work for 64 bit also?

No.
Core i5 3570k -- Geforce GTX 670  --  Windows 7 x64
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(12-10-2010, 02:15 PM)bart Wrote: The same product key will work for 64 bit also?

(12-10-2010, 03:43 PM)Shadow Lady Wrote: No.

Actually, that one's a yes. Same is true for Vista 32-/64-bit.
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(12-10-2010, 02:15 PM)bart Wrote: I am wondering if freeing up the extra ram I am unable to use on my win 7 32bit would increase performance enough for it to be worth the hassle of reinstalling everything.

Nah that would not give you any better performance on pcsx2, I dont know about dolphin since I have hardly used it but my guess is that it would be the same. Pcsx2 requires 1gb ram for xp and 2gb for vista/7 any more is wasted. getting more ram would be good for most other things though.
Specs:
CPU: C2D E8400 @ 3.6
GPU: GTX 560Ti 2Gb
MOB: Asus P5QL
RAM: Crucial 4Gb
OS: Windows 7 64bit/XP 32bit
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