Windows 32 Bit or 64 Bit – Which One to Be Chosen?

Have you just bought a computer? If you’re a type of person who love to work everything by yourself, including installing Operating system software, then SOT is sure that you’ll be attacked by layered confusion. First of all, you need to select first, what kind of OS to be installed in your PC. Commonly the confusion related with installing Windows or Linux. If since the beginning you want to use Windows, not Linux (for PC, surely these two operating system are the most common – Mac will surely use Mac OS), then the problem will be solved – a half… The next problem: XP, Vista, Win 7 or Windows 8 you will install into your PC? Surely it can be solved by paying attention to requirements limit for OS Installation. Windows 7 and 8 need minimum processor with 1 Ghz speed, minimum 1 Gb RAM, and about 20 GB hard drive space. For lower computer spec, SOT suggests you to satisfy yourself using XP. The next confusion layer would be: Which one do you prefer, Window 32 bit or 64 bit OS?

SOT is really sure that it will make you lost yourself since one time installation will influence ‘the basic’ of your PC adventure in the next day. Because, if you already install 32 bit version, then you should select 32-bit based application and software, it also happens in the contrary. But don’t worry! SOT will give you a little tips and insight to avoid you from confusion. So, for you who’s attacked by confusion because of this matter, You may read this article thoroughly.


What is meant by 32 bit and 64 bit?

What?! You haven’t found out about the meaning of 32 bit and 64 bit? Okay, SOT will tell you the story. 32 bit and 64 bit terms refer to the way of processor handling processing in your PC. Processor could handle it by using RAM per 32 bit or 64 bit. Surely handling by using 64 bit system in RAM would be more effective than 32 bit PC data processing. It means, you will have more RAM backup in your computer processing data.

For you who use computer to play game or processing image by Photoshop or even rendering video, this 64 bit system will be very helpful since it will save your RAM, and it will also optimize the performance of software you use in doing such activities.


Finding out whether your PC Support 32 bit or 64 bit

Can all processor be directed to use both system? Not so. They are all based on your PC hardware basic spec, especially processor. Then, how to find out whether your PC support for 32 bit or 64 bit? It’s easy. You can just use 64bit checker or Securable software!


64bit Checker

Windows 32 Bit or 64 Bit - Which One to Be Chosen?

64bit Checker is a software you can use to find out whether your PC Spec support 64-bit based Windows OS usage or no. You can download 64bit Checker from this link:

Using it is quite simple. You just have to click on 64bit checker, then you’ll get this interface display:

The important issue of 64bit checker assessment is located on the lowest line which shows that your PC support for 64 bit (x64) or no.



Windows 32 Bit or 64 Bit - Which One to Be Chosen?

Securable is a software displayed a more detail discussion whether your PC support 64bit or no, also special suggestions if you want to use version 64bit of Windows.

You can get Securable in:

After you got securable, then you just have to select 64 Maximum bit length column to get assessment about your hardware.

After clicking on the button, then you’ll get suggestion and specific assessment about your hardware compatibility with 64 bit OS.

Windows 32 Bit or 64 Bit - Which One to Be Chosen?

As explained by Securable above, SOT is instructed to use 64 bit version of Windows XP or Vista because the PC hardware will be more optimal by using it.

Advantage and Disadvantages of using Windows 64bit OS.

Windows 32 Bit or 64 Bit - Which One to Be Chosen?

As SOT already stated before, using 64-bit version of Windows OS will optimize your RAM. Smaller RAM used with better management means you’ll get your PC run more efficient. It is able to optimize ‘big’ software usage such as image editor (Photoshop, Corel, etc), Video rendering, or Game.

The disadvantage is just, once you install 64 bit based OS, whether XP, Vista, 7 or 8, then you should suit various software you installed. You can only install software which support 64 bit. It will be ‘small disaster’ for you who use Windows XP, since it would be a small amount of software which is compatible with 64 bit system for Windows XP. However, you’ll get bigger support if you use Windows 7 or Windows 8. Almost all software for both OS has their own 64 bti version, so you won’t get any trouble to get compatible software.


How to choose?

Finally we get to the part you’ve been waiting for.. The part which will release you from confusion to select 32 bit or 64 bit based OS. So here is the tips to choose, whether you need to install 32 bit or 64 bit based OS version:

1. If you are Windows XP user, SOT suggest you not to use 64 bit based OS. Especially if you are a type of person who love to try various software. The reason is, it is so small amount software outside which is compatible for Windows XP 64 bit. If you’re a typical of ‘static’ person, which means there’s only a small amount of software you needed and everything has 64 bit version, then you deserve tot ray 64 bit version of Windows XP.

2. If you use Windows Vista, then you’ll get more compatible software with 64 bit Vista version. However, it cannot compare with Windows 7 or 8. if you have enough hardware, then uSOTrade to Windows 7 is quite good alternative.

3. If you use Windows 7 or Windows 8, then firstly check your hardware. Does your RAM larger than 4 GB? Basically, Windows 7 64 bit would be really effectively help you if you have bigger RAM than 4GB. If you have below it, then Windows 7 32 bit will effectively support your performance. This tips based on suggestion from SOT’s friends, Windows 7 users who tried various ways to optimize the performance of their OS.


By paying attention to such tips above, SOT is sure your insight would be developed related with version 32 bit and 64 bit OS. You can also choose without any doubt, which one you can use better for you, 32 bit or 64 bit.

The most important thing in this case is, optimizing your hardware ability while paying attention to your preference of certain OS. If you’re a Windows 7 lover, it’s OK not too soon uSOTrading to Windows 8 since it’s true that changing wouldn’t be comfortable for you. If you have computer with quite low spec, then you need to suit, and probably 32 bit based OS would be the best option for you. Thinking about renewing hardware? Before you decide, you need to find out tips whether your old computer need to be defend.

What’s your opinion regarded selecting 32 bit and 64 bit based OS? If you have additional tips, feel free to participate in column comment to exchange our insight ^_^

Chris Febian is the founder of He spent his time by testing new software and writing some reviews of them. This blog is one of his favorite place to publish his reviews.

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