Computers? - What is 32 bit and 64 bit operating sysytem?

Real Estate Agent with Realty Professionals, Inc.

I had some ask me what is 32 and 64 bit operating systems and this was the simplest answer I was able to find that explains what it is doing.

64-bit versions of Windows Vista are for computer users who have high-performance needs and are typically running a computer with 4 GB or more of Random Access Memory (RAM). The terms "32-bit" and "64-bit" refer to the way a computer's processor handles information. The 32-bit versions of the Windows operating system can only use up to 3 GB of memory.

The 64-bit versions of Windows can use more memory and help reduce time swapping processes in and out of memory by storing more of those processes in RAM rather than on the hard disk. This, in turn, can increase overall system and application performance, especially with applications optimized for 64-bit.

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Comments (3)

David Width Jr.
Little Egg Harbor, NJ

Isn't it amazing. I think they are coming out with something around 90-bit in the near fututre or it may already be out. I think Dell makes it.

Feb 18, 2009 12:34 AM
Larry DeGroat
Realty Professionals, Inc. - Searcy, AR
ABR, CRS, e-PRO, GRI in Searcy

Hey David, I sure hope not.  I googled 90 bit os and nothing came up.  Anyway, Microsoft is coming out with Windows 7 and it is suppose to be able to work on 32 or 64 bit operating system.  Vista needs so much room to work that it needs more ram therefore creating the 64 bit OS.  I researched Windows 7 and it looks really good, I hope it is as good as XP!

Feb 18, 2009 01:27 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Thanks Larry, that's as clear as Korean Algebra, as my husband would say.


Feb 18, 2009 08:46 AM