Why does Windows 7 x64 work faster than an x86 edition on my PC even though I mostly use x86 things in it? What's wrong with me, and what am I missing?
Majority of the things I use is x86 (e.g. DAWs, games, media players). A considerable amount of them, however, are x64 (although their x86 counterparts work just fine).
I've tried using the same things on the same system but always ended up finding Windows 7 x64 working slightly faster than x86. I'm very observant. I even notice the tiniest window animations.
System: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 @ 2.93 GHz
RAM: 2 GB x 2 = 4 GB DDR2 @ 332 MHz
Motherboard: Intel D945GCNL
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4350 @ 1 GB Dedicated
Audio: M-Audio FastTrack Pro
HDD: Samsung HD753LJ 733 GB & Samsung HD160JJ 156 GB
As you can see, my system is old.