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Question on system architectures.

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    Windows 8.1 Professional

    Question on system architectures.


    i installed 32-bit OS, in a x64 based processor.
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    Can I install 64bit OS? and should I install it?

    i really don't get what are these things. please clear me out regarding this matter. Thanks

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by turbonis View Post
    i installed 32-bit OS, in a x64 based processor.
    Click image for larger version
    Can I install 64bit OS? and should I install it?

    i really don't get what are these things. please clear me out regarding this matter. Thanks
    You're probably a little shy on RAM for 64-bit but it's possible.
    More info:

    32-bit and 64-bit Windows: frequently asked questions - Windows Help
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    You can install a 64 bit OS. But unless you have compelling need to do so or you have plans to upgrade RAM to at least 4 GB (preferably more) this is probably not a good idea. How or if that is possible cannot be determined from the limited information provided.
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    Hi there, turbonis. I have roughly the same specs except with a Pentium D 925 Duo core running at 3GHz. 8/8.1 run/ran just fine. Actually a 64-bit system will run better since “The 64-bit version of Windows handles large amounts of random access memory (RAM) more effectively than a 32-bit system” which is one of the answers in the guide Edwin linked to.

    Also, you won’t be limited to running just 32-bit programs.
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