Most of us were confused about 32 bit or 64-bit operating system type. If you were a PC or laptop users you now start wondering what version of operating running on your computer system. You also start asking why do i need to know the version of my OS? Im fine with what is running now on my system, all are working and I'm satisfied by its performance.
To tell you honestly, being a computer user does not end there, as time goes and technology evolves so does with what you’re currently doing with your computer. A situation now may enter or encountered like for example, you are using an app with your current PC and you feel like this app is running to slow. You now start to wonder what is wrong? It works fine before, now you need to consult you're software provider and the inform you to update it with the latest version by going to their website.
After seeing the download options, you’re bothered by two options in which you need to choose which option is right for your computer. On the download page you are seeing x86 or x64 option on the link caption and now you’re starting to guess which one is right. To help you with that you can consider the simple tips to decide immediately which one is the right for your computer system.
This simple words determines what version of Windows (OS) you are running and version to install on your computer system
- x86-based PC: It’s a 32-bit computer.
- x64-based PC: It’s a 64-bit computer.
Simply, a 64-bit PC can handle larger amounts of information than a 32-bit system. Since it can use more RAM—4 GB and up—a 64-bit computer can be more responsive when you're running lots of programs at once.
64-bit is so much better but not always compatible with older hardware. Be aware that you may not be able to run some of the other things you may have in the past.
Don’t get me wrong, a 64-bit system is better but you also need to be running 64-bit programs and have a 64-bit processor or else all the trouble of setting up the 64-bit operating system would be worthless.
That is the importance of knowing you system, not just that guys there are lots of benefits if you’re familiar with what you are using. This concept may not just apply on technology side but also for real life and situations.