Most computers today ship with a 64-bit version of Windows, and often a minimal amount of RAM. This brings into question how well these systems perform. This is especially true when users want to run their legacy 32-bit software on these new computers. This is especially true when users want to run their legacy 32-bit software on these new computers.
Which raises an interesting question. Do you need more or less RAM to run a 32-bit application on a 64-bit version of Windows? This week, Bruce Epper finds out.
A Reader Asks: Is it true that running 32-bit apps on a 64-bit windows system consumes 1.5 times more memory compared to running the 32-bit app under a 32-bit Windows operating system?
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