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I'm using Python 3.7, 32 bit on Windows 10, 64 bit, is it discouraged?

I've used Python 3.7 32 bit for a year in a 64 bit system, even though I'ven't had problems with that I thought that could be discouraged. What could happen if the bit number of an app and the system does not match? Is it encouraged to reinstall Python as 64 bit? I don't know much about the bit number it but I think it would refer to the amount of bits required to create a byte, what does it mean?

12/29/2019 4:59:40 PM

Seb TheS

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don't worry about bitness. if your Python interpreter works-use it. as far as I know this kind of bit rate affects only the amount of RAM used by the computer. if your computer would have installed a version of Windows 32 bits and the amount of RAM for example 8 GB, then you would be able to see only about 4 GB of them. the other 4 GB you would not be able to use, because Windows simply could not see them

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Which version of Windows should I install: the 32-bit version or the 64-bit version? To install a 64-bit version of Windows, you need a CPU that's capable of running a 64-bit version of Windows. The benefits of using a 64-bit operating system are most apparent when you have a large amount of random access memory (RAM) installed on your computer, typically 4 GB of RAM or more. In such cases, because a 64-bit operating system can handle large amounts of memory more efficiently than a 32-bit operating system, a 64-bit system can be more responsive when running several programs at the same time and switching between them frequently. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/15056/windows-32-64-bit-faq

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not worth. so with your configuration, if you were using the 32-bit version of Windows, your operating system would not be able to use all of your RAM. physically! she would only ever see 4 GB. in the "my computer" properties, if you looked at the configuration of your machine, only 4Gb would be displayed there

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no, you don't quite understand me. how much RAM do you have installed now?

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Ярослав Вернигора (Yaroslav Vernigora) 8GB, but I can install more if you want. 😉

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Ярослав Вернигора (Yaroslav Vernigora) You mean that I could not use the second half for other purposes at the same time the first half is used? Shortly the un-used half would be reserved?