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


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


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


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


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


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?