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Windows Vista 32-bit to 7 64-bit Memory Upgrade

Windows Vista 32-bit to 7 64-bit Memory Upgrade

My primary machine is a laptop running Intel Core 2 Duo with Windows Vista HP 32-bit installed. I have 3GB of RAM onboard, and I want to do a clean re-install to Windows 7 HP 64-bit. My question is, is it worth upgrading to 64-bit with only 3GB of RAM? Any help or suggestions on the issue would be greatly appreciated.

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"Overall, there is no reason for you to move to 64-bit. You'll likely have better performance with 32-bit applications (i.e. most of them) on a 32-bit OS, and drivers would not be in question this way.

At the same time, you likely won't notice any performance degradation from running x64, but there may be slightly higher RAM requirements.

The main benefit of the move to 64-bit is to be able to handle above 3.5-4GB RAM, and to natively run 64-bit applications, which there are few of at this point. Neither of these seem important to you."