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twy

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hello my first post and hope i can get some help,ok i have an hp pavillion desk top dual core 64 bit,320 gig hard drive,2 gigs ram,that was vista had problems with the vista and didnt have a back up disk,hp in no way could find me the 64 bit disk and sent me the 32 bit,well i installed and it ran good for a while now i have windows 8 it wouldnt take the 64 bit so i did the 32 bit disk it runs fine but id rather have the 64 bit the graphic card is a nvidia geforce gt 545 but,but also i went to boot the 64 bit disk it runs and will accept it through the boot up but the images on thre screen blurr and the mouse like leaves images on the screen that alter everything and u do good to read anything the 32 bit crystal clear image any thoughts ,thanks that graphics card i put in about a year ago
 

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  • OS
    windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop

JCClouser

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I've had exactly the same issues you have had. Take a look at my system specs and you will see we have very similar systems (built in 2007 w/ Vista originally). I have narrowed the issue to a combination of the older 64-bit architecture of AMD CPU's on HP Pavilions and the more modern graphics cards. Windows 8 and this combination just don't like each other, and that includes the installer.

When I took the newer card out and used the onboard graphics, the 64-bit version installed perfectly, but was very slow. I placed the newer card back in and the screen scrambled. During installation, of course, this usually causes an error and your old OS is reinstalled.

Only the 32-bit version of Windows 8 and now 8.1 install and work very well on my system. Interestingly, when I originally upgraded to Windows 7, I installed the 64-bit version and it performed perfectly.

John
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1 Update 1 Pro 32-bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP m8200n Media Center PC
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+
    Motherboard
    ECS Nettle2 (Socket M2)
    Memory
    4 GB DDR2 335 Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    1GB NVidia GeForce GT 430
    Sound Card
    Onboard Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung BX2440
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung (primary) 500 GB,
    WDC-WD10 HP Personal Media Drive (USB) 1.0 TB
    Keyboard
    HP Multimedia
    Mouse
    Microsoft Explorer Trackball
    Internet Speed
    10Mbps/750Kbps DSL
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    IE 11
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Windows Defender

Mystere

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With only 2GB of memory, you don't want the 64 bit. You only need 64 bit if you have 4GB or more.

The reason is that 64 bit takes more memory for everything it does. And since you only have 2GB, you want to make the best use of your memory. A 32 bit OS will work much better for you.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    CPU
    Intel i7 3770K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z77X-UD4 TH
    Memory
    16GB DDR3 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GTX 650
    Sound Card
    Onboard Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Auria 27" IPS + 2x Samsung 23"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440 + 2x 2048x1152
    Hard Drives
    Corsair m4 256GB, 2 WD 2TB drives
    Case
    Antec SOLO II
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000
    Mouse
    Logitech MX

Mystere

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Why do you want 64 bit? There is very little performance advantage in it for most applications..
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    CPU
    Intel i7 3770K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z77X-UD4 TH
    Memory
    16GB DDR3 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GTX 650
    Sound Card
    Onboard Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Auria 27" IPS + 2x Samsung 23"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440 + 2x 2048x1152
    Hard Drives
    Corsair m4 256GB, 2 WD 2TB drives
    Case
    Antec SOLO II
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000
    Mouse
    Logitech MX

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