Solved

what difference does it brings with 32bit OS and 64bit OS

Posted on 2010-08-21
5
257 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Hi All
What is the benefit of having 62 bit over 32bit OS or any software or how to choose like which will be a good choice for us?


What is the benefit of SQL Server 64bit over 32 bit & any advantages or disadvantages?
0
Comment
Question by:saratcm
5 Comments
 
LVL 76

Accepted Solution

by:
Alan Hardisty earned 167 total points
ID: 33492013
The biggest benefit of 64-bit operating systems over 32-bit ones is the ability to address more than 3gb of memory.

32-bit operating systems can only address 3gb of RAM maximum whereas 64-bit ones can use as much as you can fit into the server.
0
 
LVL 95

Assisted Solution

by:Lee W, MVP
Lee W, MVP earned 167 total points
ID: 33492026
Actually it's 4 GB maximum... and some 32 bit systems running Enterprise versions of Windows can, in some ways, access more than 4 GB with 36 bit addressing.  Due to the way 32 bit systems address memory, the 4 GB amount is sometimes less - anywhere between 2.75 and 3.6 is common in my experience (though I do have one SBS system on a Dell that recognizes 3.99 GB.

But I agree, the primary advantage is memory.  Being able to install and utilize memory is FAR faster than disk and can significantly improve overall performance and capacity.
0
 
LVL 76

Expert Comment

by:Alan Hardisty
ID: 33492040
What's a Gb between friends?
0
 
LVL 3

Assisted Solution

by:wmcdon7160
wmcdon7160 earned 166 total points
ID: 33492687
as the above gentlemen have pointed out 4GB of ram is available to 32 Windows 7. Depending on the work you are doing, that may be plenty and you may not notice any difference that 64bit has to offer.

*However*, go through every piece of software and older peripherals you will use and verify that 64bit drivers are available. I've had to avoid 64bit for certain clients all because of one stinking peice of incompatible software.

Cisco VPN Client isn't 64bit
UPS Worldship is most recently available for 64bit
etc...
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:saratcm
ID: 33492927
Thanks 2 All!!!!
0

Featured Post

Windows Server 2016: All you need to know

Learn about Hyper-V features that increase functionality and usability of Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Also, throughout this eBook, you’ll find some basic PowerShell examples that will help you leverage the scripts in your environments!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If you have heard of RFC822 date formats, they can be quite a challenge in SQL Server. RFC822 is an Internet standard format for email message headers, including all dates within those headers. The RFC822 protocols are available in detail at:   ht…
SQL Server engine let you use a Windows account or a SQL Server account to connect to a SQL Server instance. This can be configured immediatly during the SQL Server installation or after in the Server Authentication section in the Server properties …
This video shows how to remove a single email address from the Outlook 2010 Auto Suggestion memory. NOTE: For Outlook 2016 and 2013 perform the exact same steps. Open a new email: Click the New email button in Outlook. Start typing the address: …
With Secure Portal Encryption, the recipient is sent a link to their email address directing them to the email laundry delivery page. From there, the recipient will be required to enter a user name and password to enter the page. Once the recipient …

919 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

20 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now