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 Post subject: windows 7 64 bit
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:55 am 
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I'm thinking of replacing my winXP on my main rig with windows 7 64 bit. I have an Asus M2Nsli deluxe mb with an Amd 64x dual core 4600+ 2.41 gb prossesor, 2 gb corsair premium ram and an Nvidia GeForce 7300 graphics card. I know most of my software won't work 64 bit, but what about the hardware.
I intend to keep winXP pro on my backup rig. You computer nerds out there let me have it. PDT_Armataz_01_01

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Yes it will work, I have win8 running on a similar setup using OCZ RAM ("Gb of the fast stuff) and it works like a charm. Win7 or win8 should install most drivers automatically... (And I mention win8 as it is much the same as win7 once you get used to it and is quicker)..

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Thanks MrT.

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As far as running 32bit software, Windows 7 will install them to "Program Files(X86)" folder and most will run with no issues. I have some on my Win7 lappy, and all work. Give it a try....

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Same here (except now I'm running a nicely modded Windows 8 x64). The only issue I can see is the amount of RAM. Two gigs would be fine for x86, but you really need 4 gigs for x64. It's a bit sluggish on just the bare minimum. And yes, it runs x86 programs fine (as does Win 8, despite the rumors is was going to be x64 only).

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