64-bit refers to processors that have a word length (the fundamental data type of registers and memory transfer operations) of 64 bits, allowing each word to hold 2^64 = 1.845 x 10^19 discrete values (over 4 billion times as much as a conventional 32-bit word).

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Windows Updates for non-Installed Features

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Windows 7 x64 Pro not indexing PDF content?

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How Does One Remove Duplicate Text Lines From Files Larger Than 4GB?

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Why does Windows 7 x64 work faster than an x86 edition on my PC?

Why does Windows 7 x64 work faster than an x86 edition on my PC even though I mostly use x86 things in it? What's wrong with me, and what am I missing? Majority of the things I use is x86 (e.g. DAWs, ...
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64-Bit Supporting Processor and 3GB RAM. Should i go for Windows 8 32-bit or 64-bit?

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