N/APosted on - 02/28/2015
Hey guys! I just got a used Acer Aspire S3 391-6616 because I needed something cheap, small and lightweight. It comes with i3 1.4GHz, 4GB RAM and a hybrid drive20GB ssd/330 hdd. It is being shipped with windows 8.1 64 bit but I think it would be better wiping it and installing a 32 bit OS since its already maxed out at 4GB RAM. I will be using it for streaming and office but sometimes video editing as well. Between a 32 bit and a 64 bit OS, which would allow my system to run more efficiently?
Should I install a 32 bit or 64 bit Windows?
32-bit and 64-bit have some confusions that make everyone so confused. Here’s the difference between 32-bit and 64-bit.
32-bit is the default OS architecture and is supported by all processors. It runs with 32-bit processor data calculation. Every application is available for 32-bit but it has some boundaries. You can’t run 64-bit programs on 32-bit and many high-qualified software for video editing, photo editing etc. don’t have 32-bit edition. 32-bit can’t utilize more than 4GB RAM but in reality, it is unable to use 4GB perfectly. 32-bit OS stores a small amount of RAM for storing hardware information even if those pieces aren’t present and takes up to 0.8GB of RAM.
64-bit is available in all processors manufactured in recent years. It gives you more advantage than ever. It can allocate about 2097152TB RAM space, and doesn’t store any data for hardware information, allowing you have the total advantage of your RAM. Also, all 32-bit programs can run on 64-bit smoothly and processors are able to work even better.
I recommend 64-bit Windows 8.1 for having better experience. You can take help from this Microsoft KB.