Is Home Premium version (64-bit)enough for gaming or should I upgrade?I plan to play games like BF3,Arkham City,AC:Revelations,Skyrim...
Finally switching to Windows 7(10 posts)
I have Win7 64x, think it might be professional, I can't remember off the top of my head but it runs great.
I also had Win 7 32x and that was more than capable too. Depends on the rest of your build really.
CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 455 3,3 GHz
RAM: 4GB DDR 2
GPU: Radeon 6770 1GB DDR 5
There's no major difference between Professional and Home in terms of games. I've had both and there's been absolutely nothing to prefer one over the other. I think Professional mostly centers around advanced users who need to do special things with networking and all that.
I don't know about the ram. I've been running 8 gigs of DDR3 on my last rigs, even though I never really needed more than 4 to make use of them, but again that's DDR3. One was DDR3-1333, the other is DDR3-1600. I don't know how big the difference is.
I've made it a general rule to get at least professional and defiantly 64bit. Thing about home is that when they make a Windows OS they make it to professional and then to create Home they cut chunks out of it. Thing is sometimes when you cut chunks out of it it makes other stuff incompatible and makes them not work properly, which is obviously a problem. Also 32 and 64 bit basically refers to how the CPU handles data. It means if you have 32bit your computer cannot run any more than 4GB of RAM, whereas with 64bit you can have any thing like 194GB of RAM (not that your processor could actually use that much but its still technically possible). So if your going to be doing gaming your almost definitely going to want more than 4GB RAM, since the OS normally takes up 1 to 2 GB of RAM.
At the moment I've actually got 7 Ultimate 64bit with 9GB RAM.
I've been running 7 Home 64 bit since 7 came out (took the £45 preorder deal) and never once have I come across a situation where I needed a Pro or Ultimate feature from a gaming standpoint or any other.
It was about half the cost to get Home over Pro when I got it, if the price gap has bridged somewhat then it might be worth just getting one of the more expensive packages, otherwise Home will probably do you fine.
Installed Windows 7 Professional,satisfied so far except for those desktop icons which are too big if you ask me.
for gaming there is no difference between home vs pro
the performance difference between DR3-1333, the other is DDR3-1600 is negligible.
8 to 12 gigs of memory is what people should run. After that you don't see any difference in performance.
Besides a decent video card, I would invest in a Solid State Drive
Click on the desktop somewhere.
Now hold ctrl and move the mouse wheel. It will change the desktop icons size
@edo, ctrl+mouse wheel after clicking on your desktop ;)
Thank you guys for the tip,btw I am playing games on a resolution 1440x900 so those 4GB should do just fine.
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