64 or32 bit does it matter?

  SparkyJack 10:19 08 May 2015
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Whilst setting up a machine, inadvertantly selected 32 bit version for nsteadvof 64 bit of the O/S.

It works well,so question is does it really matter?

What would be gained by reinstalling to 64 bit?

  bumpkin 10:40 08 May 2015

Not unless you have more than 4g memory.

  xania 10:45 08 May 2015

Not all systems can take 64 bit installations, but, if yours can and you can install 4Gb or more RAM, I think there are benefits, not least of all because the extra RAM will improve overall performance

  xania 10:45 08 May 2015

Not all systems can take 64 bit installations, but, if yours can and you can install 4Gb or more RAM, I think there are benefits, not least of all because the extra RAM will improve overall performance

  SparkyJack 12:18 08 May 2015

Thank you both

The machine has 16 Meg ram and a terabyte HD

So will will have another go .

  bumpkin 12:52 08 May 2015

16Gb will need the 64bit O/S. 32bit will only be able to use about 3.5Gb however much is available.

  xania 10:09 11 May 2015

Please tick this as resolved

  SparkyJack 13:39 13 May 2015

Have converted to 64 bit thanxs for the help

  xania 16:31 13 May 2015

Please tick as resolved

  xania 16:31 13 May 2015

Please tick as resolved

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