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« on: September 12, 2012, 13:04 »
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hi all,

i am running windows 7 and i5 chip(i think) on laptop.. i think my system is 64 bits, I wonder what is the advantage of install 64 bits program? does it make the program faster? or a 32 bits software will have less demand on hardware?

thanks.


« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2012, 13:11 »
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As far as i know, the main Advantage is that the 64bit versions can use more than 4gb(in most cases 3,2gb) of ram and therefore is faster. Another thing is that 32bit programs need to run in some kind of compatability mode, which might slow it down a tiny bit.


But if you have a 64bit system, why not just use the 64bit versions of the Programs?

« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2012, 13:15 »
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ic..so a 32 bits will slow down on 64 bits system.. thanks!


As far as i know, the main Advantage is that the 64bit versions can use more than 4gb(in most cases 3,2gb) of ram and therefore is faster. Another thing is that 32bit programs need to run in some kind of compatability mode, which might slow it down a tiny bit.


But if you have a 64bit system, why not just use the 64bit versions of the Programs?

« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2012, 04:14 »
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ic..so a 32 bits will slow down on 64 bits system.. thanks!

It will not slow down. It just doesn't use the advantage that a 64bits system can give it. Like Dantheman said, a 64bits operating system can fully address 4Gb or RAM (or more) and a 32bits system cannot address 4Gb, even if that's what you have installed on or machine. For a photographer that uses memory demanding software like Photoshop, a 64bits operating system and a 64bits version of Photoshop should be the way to go. That and 4 (or more) Gb of RAM and a SSD drive as scratch disk will make it fly.

« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2012, 06:12 »
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having hi-res multi-layer files, 64 bit version of photoshop allows to use more than 3GB of RAM which is a significant advantage.


 

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