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What java should i have for Minecraft?

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 01:26 PM

Ello all. Ive recently got a new laptop and noticed that some people have 64 bit java while others have 32 bit. I have 32 bit installed and was wondering which one would work better with minecraft, 64 bit or 32 bit?
I dont want to use minecraft with the wrong version incase that causes any problems or anything like that.
Here is a couple computer specs:
Windows 7 home premium service pack 1 64 bit
Intel core i5-3210M CPU 2.50 GHz
6.00 GB RAM
500 GB hard drive
Intel 4000 graphics card,(i think)

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 02:02 PM

This question is like asking if you should download the TeamSpeak for a 32 bit Operating System if you have a 64 bit Operating System.
If you have a 64 bit Operating System then you should be downloading the Java for that Operating System, It is counterproductive to use a Java version of an Operating System inferior to your own.
And also you could have just Googled this, I literally Googled the title of this thread and I found these two who completely explain this within the first five results, The links to them are here and here.
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Posted 25 December 2012 - 02:52 PM

64 bit programs won't work on a 32bit OS, 32 bit programs will work on a 64bit OS.

It's easiest to match the numbers though. So:

32 bit OS = 32 bit programs.
64 bit OS = 64 bit programs.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 03:30 PM

If it's an i5 Laptop it is probably 64bit. Download 32bit java then download 64bit java. That should be all :)


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Posted 25 December 2012 - 04:37 PM

ya as menthol saids 64 wont work on 32.... 32 is to small....

but you can run 32bit things on 64.... its just not as good as its not doing its job to its fullist.... but saying that some things oddly run better on 32bit iv found.... so download both Java6 32bit and 64bit to be safe.... after all there not big files sooooo why not :P

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 05:03 PM

Thanks for the answers, i have got 32 and 64 bit now. Its a new laptop so i didnt want to mess with it to much but thanks again for the help.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:58 PM

Java 1.7 (AKA java 7) 64 bits and you'll be fine.

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