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64 bit or 32 bit?

  1. #11


    India
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    Windows 8 Pro x64


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    My Previous system rating was 4.4 with windows 7 32 bit ...but now only 4.0!
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  2. #12


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Did you install your video card vendors driver?
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  3. #13


    India
    Posts : 39
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Did you install your video card vendors driver?
    No I did not. Because my win 7 32bit intel hd graphics driver is not compatible with the win8 64bit os and I cant even open the setup file because .net 3.5 or something is missing.
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  4. #14


    Philadelphia
    Posts : 214
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    I wouldn't bother with a 32 bit OS anymore, unless you have a specific, unique version for needing it. Intel makes drivers for their video cards for all recent OSes and platforms, so you may have to go directly to Intel for it. When in doubt, go to the source.

    I don't know how or why someone would say Windows 8 x86 is easier to deal with than Windows 8 x64, but I can tell you that x64 is the standard now. You shouldn't have any issues running either, and neither will be easier or more difficult than the other. However, one thing to consider...if you decide to upgrade the memory later, you will be able to just install it and use it, if you go with x64 right now.

    As for the memory usage, you want to see it being used. Windows XP was the last OS that you wanted to keep memory usage down. Now, with Vista and later, you want it in use, because it being used properly, to improve performance.
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  5. #15


    India
    Posts : 39
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
    I wouldn't bother with a 32 bit OS anymore, unless you have a specific, unique version for needing it. Intel makes drivers for their video cards for all recent OSes and platforms, so you may have to go directly to Intel for it. When in doubt, go to the source.I don't know how or why someone would say Windows 8 x86 is easier to deal with than Windows 8 x64, but I can tell you that x64 is the standard now. You shouldn't have any issues running either, and neither will be easier or more difficult than the other. However, one thing to consider...if you decide to upgrade the memory later, you will be able to just install it and use it, if you go with x64 right now.As for the memory usage, you want to see it being used. Windows XP was the last OS that you wanted to keep memory usage down. Now, with Vista and later, you want it in use, because it being used properly, to improve performance.
    That's right. Actually this is my first x64 operating system. So I had some doubt like which is better(x86 or x64) in both software and hardware compatibility. After reading lots of comments and forums on the net I installed the x64bit win 8 pro and I think x64bit OS got some bright future. Btw I would like to upgrade my RAM to 4GB+ if this is possible. But my friends says that its not possible to upgrade/replace laptop"s hardware(Processor, RAM, Hard drive etc.).
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  6. #16


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    It's not typically possible to replace a laptops processor, and often times you can't replace the video adapter or screen easily. But you can almost always replace the ram and hard drive (except in very cheap models where ram is soldered onto the motherboard, but they still tend to have an open slot to add more).

    Many laptops are limited in how much memory you can put into them, which means if you're at your limit, then you can't add more (though you can "replace it"). For instance, many laptops are limited to 2 or 3GB for some strange reason. You will have to check the specifications of your laptop to be sure.
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  7. #17


    Mauritius
    Posts : 545
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by HPgeek18 View Post
    That's right. Actually this is my first x64 operating system. So I had some doubt like which is better(x86 or x64) in both software and hardware compatibility. After reading lots of comments and forums on the net I installed the x64bit win 8 pro and I think x64bit OS got some bright future. Btw I would like to upgrade my RAM to 4GB+ if this is possible. But my friends says that its not possible to upgrade/replace laptop"s hardware(Processor, RAM, Hard drive etc.).
    Actually your laptop supports up to 8GB of RAM. Modern laptops are upgradeable, they feature replaceable CPUs, Graphics (Mobile PCI Express) beside the RAM. HP Pavilion dv6-3017tu Entertainment Notebook PC Product Specifications HP Pavilion dv6-3017tu Entertainment Notebook PC | HP® Support

    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    It's not typically possible to replace a laptops processor, and often times you can't replace the video adapter or screen easily. But you can almost always replace the ram and hard drive (except in very cheap models where ram is soldered onto the motherboard, but they still tend to have an open slot to add more).

    Many laptops are limited in how much memory you can put into them, which means if you're at your limit, then you can't add more (though you can "replace it"). For instance, many laptops are limited to 2 or 3GB for some strange reason. You will have to check the specifications of your laptop to be sure.
    This is untrue, unless you're referring to low end or outdated laptops. Most modern laptops come with replaceable parts, even processors can be swapped. The memory limit depends on the chipset itself, many manufacturers however advertise a lower amount than actually supported.
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  8. #18


    India
    Posts : 39
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Actually your laptop supports up to 8GB of RAM. Modern laptops are upgradeable, they feature replaceable CPUs, Graphics (Mobile PCI Express) beside the RAM. [URL="http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c02621634&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=4276380"
    HP Pavilion dv6-3017tu Entertainment Notebook PC Product Specifications HP Pavilion dv6-3017tu Entertainment Notebook PC | HP® Support[/URL].
    That's just great news for me. Thank you.
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  9. #19


    India
    Posts : 39
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Thank you eightforums for your valuable comments and share. I was confused, But now nobody can make me confuse because I have A GREAT FRIEND named 'Eightforums'. ^^
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