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Old 07-06-2012, 06:31 PM
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Default Moving from 32 bits to 64 bits Win7

Hi all.

I plan to do a clean install of Windows 7 Professional 64 bits. My system is a bit outdated but still a workhorse:

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4 GHz
Asus P5Q3 Motherboard
8 GB DDR3 PC1333 Ram

is there any recomendation for the clean install? maybe something I should tweak in the BIOS?

Any advise will be greatly appreciated


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Old 07-07-2012, 08:02 AM
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Default Re: Moving from 32 bits to 64 bits Win7

Before you do anything, are you in the middle of any projects? If so, finish the project first!!!

If your old setup is working well, I would image the system drive before you wipe it, or pull it and start with a fresh drive(its nice if you can slap in the old drive and get work done if anything goes sour with the upgrade).

Re. the BIOS, the 2 things I would check are RAM timing/voltage(if you used the AUTO setting, try manual and set for the exact timings and voltage for your RAM) and make sure your drives are set to AHCI and not IDE(AHCI allows for hot-swapping SATA drives). I have all my drives in a Kingston drive cage(4 slot) so I can swap recording drives in seconds(eject a drive, pull it, slide in the next drive and count to 10....ready to use). Of course, you need to close and reopen Pro Tools so it sees the drive change. I hope you get the boost that I got when changing from XP(32BIT) TO Win7(64 bit). My Dverb count went from 320 to 500
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