Erlis Dhima

Should I upgrade to Windows 7 64-bit or Windows 8 32-bit (or 64-bit) or just stay on Windows 7 32-bit?

17 Jan 2013
Windows 7
Firefox 18
17 Jan 2013 | Windows 7 | Firefox 18

Lately I was thinking of doing an upgrade to the 64-bit of Windows 7. But with the release of Windows 8, I was thinking upgrading to Windows 8 64-bit!

The only problem is that I have a X86 based processor, but the 64-bit of Windows is compatible! I say this due to some tests I did checking this article.

Looking at the official page of my notebook, the only drivers you find are for Windows 7 32-bit or older version of Windows! But, if you take a look at the list of drivers for download are:

http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/4991/driverlistwin7.png

I’m not quite sure what the MIR driver is, but I found the VGA driver on nVidia official page for windows 8 64-bit (also for 32-bit)

Now, these are the results for performance and system information:

http://imageshack.us/a/img829/8973/printpreviewpage1.png

http://imageshack.us/a/img855/3394/printpreviewpage2.png

Also, my laptop specs to recap are:
* Intel Core 2 Duo processor T9300 (2.5 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 6 MB L2 cache)
* Up to 1791 MB NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GS [ 512 MB ]
TurboCache
4GB DDR2