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64-bits, is it software or hardware related?
show user profile  Nanne
I'm currently using Windows XP 32-bit on my laptop. If I install Windows 7 64-bit does that mean that my computer will be running softwares in 64-bit or does it require special 64-bit hardware to run 64-bit applications and operating systems?

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2/7/2009 1:47:39 PM (last edit: 2/7/2009 1:47:39 PM)
show user profile  Kajico
Your hardware has to be 64bit compatible, which most is now, when you install a Windows 64bit OS you have a 32bit layer for 32bit apps and a 64bit layer for 64bit apps, your 32bit apps will not run as 64bit inside of a 64bit OS, it will have to be compiled as 64bit in order to do so.

There are several 64bit apps. like max 64, photoshop cs4 64, maya 64, XSI 64, etc.

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2/7/2009 2:09:08 PM (last edit: 2/7/2009 2:09:42 PM)
show user profile  Nanne
My laptop is about 1½ yers old by now, and came with Vista (32-bit I think) is there a good chance that my hardware is 64-bit compatible?

So you can run 32-bit apps (as 32-bit) on a 64-bit OS? So I don't have to change all applications to 64-bit just to get them starting, only if I want to take advantage of the 64-bit technology?

I only have 2GB of RAM on my laptop, is there any point in having 64-bit version of 3ds or Photoshop or After Effects?

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2/7/2009 2:27:16 PM (last edit: 2/7/2009 2:27:16 PM)
show user profile  Kajico
in max render times will increase, and if you could have 4gb on your laptop the OS would be able to fully use that. Other than that there isn't much advantage.

more than likely your laptop does support a 64bit OS but unless you plan to upgrade to 4gb i wouldn't bother.

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2/7/2009 3:39:40 PM (last edit: 2/7/2009 3:39:40 PM)
show user profile  Nanne
Thanks Kajico :)

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2/7/2009 3:51:54 PM (last edit: 2/7/2009 3:51:54 PM)
show user profile  parkerfamily
i have 4gb of ram now and i'm curious. would my computer be able to update to 64 bit and is it worth it?
and how do i find my specs? all i can find is EAsy info that came with my game, which says nothing about motherboards, only graphics stuff.
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2/8/2009 8:28:03 AM (last edit: 2/8/2009 8:28:03 AM)
show user profile  Kajico
who made your computer? you should be able to go to the manufacturer's website search for the model number and get the full specs.

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2/8/2009 8:34:32 AM (last edit: 2/8/2009 8:34:32 AM)
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