Windows 32 or 64 bit help

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Animanga04
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building my computer and need to know if i need windows 7 32 or 64bit or will xp home be good enough specs are as following

600watt psu
Asus M4N75TD Motherboard - Socket AM3, nForce 750a SLI,
AMD Athlon II X4 630 Quad Core
Crucial Dual Channel 4096MB PC8500 DDR3 1066MHz Memory (2 x 2048MB)
nvidia gts 450

dont really wana dish money for new os atm so can i get away with 32bit windows xp or windows 7 32bit

Razear
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You have to go with a 64bit OS otherwise the OS won't be able to address system memory above ~3.2GB.

Get 7 64bit, don't even consider any variation of XP.

LordGloppy
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When you're buying the OS get the OEM. It's the same thing at around $100 now on NewEgg for Win 7 64bit home premium.

Eduardo Tarik
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Is it true that the OEMs can only be used in one PC?

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Razear
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Eduardo Tarik wrote:Is it true that the OEMs can only be used in one PC?

Yes and no. OEMs are meant to be installed on one computer and is not meant to be reinstalled onto another but it can be reinstalled onto the same computer for a clean install.

You can always try and give Microsoft a call though and they will most likely allow you to activate that OEM key onto another machine.

Flaviz
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If you don't mind using XP Home it will be fine and everything will work as intended but in the future get Windows 7 x64 OEM. Also, do you currently have an XP Home cd with a key that will work on multiple computers or are you planning on keeping you hard drive because the latter will not work.

massau
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didn't oem give problems whit upgrading so when you upgrade to much components it will stop working (or at least whit the motherbourd)

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massau wrote:didn't oem give problems whit upgrading so when you upgrade to much components it will stop working (or at least whit the motherbourd)
That's when you give Microsoft a call and they will activate it again.

tatter0035
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If your getting Windows 7 do a fresh install forget about those darn UPGRADES
also go with 64 bit if your looking at going w/ more than 4gb of ram.