Is 64 bit os upgrade needed?
by wstuart59 - 2/8/13 2:32 PM
I am upgrading my mb, cpu and hard drive. Going with a Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 mb, an Intel i3-3225 cpu and a WD Black 1 TB SATA hdrive. I will also move up to 4gb of memory because I had planned on re-installing my 32 bit Win 7 Home Premium os. That is all that the os recognizes.
A buddy tells me I have to move up to 64 bit due to my choices. My research does not bear that out. I'm doing a lot of video editing for awhile now hence the move up in hardware. The programs and even games I run don't use up the 2gb of memory I have now. They sure do max out my cpu though. Should I spend the money on the os to 64 bit to boost memory capacity. I understand it will help but is it cost effective? If it will cut my time spent on video projects by at least half it might be a good idea. Anybody care to weigh in?
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