[BCAB] 32 bit or 64 bit PC?

Steve Nutt steve at comproom.co.uk
Mon Mar 5 21:47:40 GMT 2018


Hi Sean,

Actually one notable exception seems to be Microsoft Office.  MS seem to
recommend the 32-bit flavour, even for 64-bit machines.  The 64-bit versions
just allow you to create very large spreadsheets and databases as I
understand it.

All the best

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: Sean Randall <contact at seanrandall.me> 
Sent: 05 March 2018 17:03
To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [BCAB] 32 bit or 64 bit PC?

clive
 this still means that if you run 32bit softwareea,  it may not be able to
make use of alsol the RAM in your machine. 
so if there is a 64bit version of an app available, it's generally worth
getting, unless there are exceptional circumstances. 

S 



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> On 5 Mar 2018, at 16:06, Clive Lever <clive.lever1955 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Thanks John,
> 
> As you may have read by now, mine is a 64 bit PC anyway.
> 
> Cheers,
> Clive
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Farley via Bcab [mailto:bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk]
> Sent: Monday, March 5, 2018 4:01 PM
> To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
> Cc: John Farley
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] 32 bit or 64 bit PC?
> 
> Please remember that the choice of 32 or 64 bit does have another 
> dependency.
> If you have a large RAM then a 32 bit PC will not be able to access 
> all of it, because of the addressing capability. I cannot recall what 
> the limit is on 32 bit, but in the days where users do realise that 
> the greater the RAM the better the performance this should be born in
mind.
> 
> 
> 
> Regards, John.
> 
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Clive Lever [mailto:clive.lever1955 at gmail.com]
> Sent: 05 March 2018 13:50
> To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] 32 bit or 64 bit PC?
> 
> Thanks Steve,
> 
> It turned out to be X64.
> 
> Best,
> Clive
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Nutt [mailto:steve at comproom.co.uk]
> Sent: Monday, March 5, 2018 11:55 AM
> To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] 32 bit or 64 bit PC?
> 
> Wow, you don't need to do all that.
> 
> Just pres the Windows key and type System  The System Info applet 
> should be the first option offered.  Press enter on it, then read the 
> window that results.  It should tell you whether it is 32 or 64-bit.
> 
> All the best
> 
> Steve
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Darren Brewer via Bcab <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
> Sent: 04 March 2018 22:59
> To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
> Cc: Darren Brewer <darren.m.brewer at blueyonder.co.uk>
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] 32 bit or 64 bit PC?
> 
> Hi clive
> 
> 
> Press the windows key and type. system information. Press TAB then 
> scroll down and It will tell you if you have a 32 or 64 bit machine. 
> If you are using NVDA there is a very useful add on called resource 
> monitor. Once installed it will tell you the CPU and memory usage, how 
> much space partitions are using. the windows version and whether its 
> 32 or 64 bit and other useful stuff. You can download it from here.
> 
> 
> https://addons.nvda-project.org/index.en.html
> 
> 
> HTH
> 
> 
> Darren.
> 
> 
>> On 04/03/2018 22:36, Clive Lever wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Someone has offered to send me links to download 7zip and winrra. 
>> They've asked whether my PC is a 32 bit of a 64 bit, so that they 
>> will know the right version of software to direct me to. How do I find
out?
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> 
>> Clive
>> 
>> 
>> 
> 
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