Google Brings 64-bit Chrome Browser to Stable Channel

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Luxfer

Java 64 it's about time. It seems I just updated at the right time too. I got my all my browser updates and then Java and it all runs smooth. My upload and down load speed is now viable. Its so nice to have everything jelling in alignment it runs it all so much better.Java bothers me though, I hate the way I feel like it's gonna give me a virus the way it atk's me when it needs to update. Also it's nice to see it do something good for once rather than just disable my shock-player or help break Crash player. I might be a bit out my depth but why are we still using such faulty systems, all this technology and no one could of combined them or developed something more universal connective and functional.Or at the very least donate a better web page to Java with a few business tactics to keep it from looking like a virus trying to eat my computer.

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iwolbers

After installing from the provided link I notice that the application stays in the folder "Program Files (x86)" instead of "Program Files". I have tried the link in the article and the link provided by Incognito. Is this expected behavior or maybe I have to do an uninstall before installing the 64 bit version?

O/S: 64 bit Windows 8.1

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

I installed 32-bit Chrome on one of the work computers, just to see how it fared against IE and Firefox. It is fast, much faster than Firefox. I don't know what they've had to sacrifice to get those speeds (security?), but it makes a difference on our slow, outdated work desktops. Which is to say I might consider installing it at home.

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gregkolodny

I'm mostly talking about RAM usage of Chrome in Windows7. For most 32bit OSes and systems, it's just too much RAM is needed to have more than 6 tabs open. And for Win laptops, it eats battery nicely. But for most 64bit desktops with more than 4GB of RAM, it's fine. While in some artificial benchmarks FF and IE11 come close, they aren't close enough. And there are so many features in Chrome which they don't have, it's amazing.

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gamingwithnetbooks

Chrome is heavily multithreaded unlike Firefox, so that's where the bulk of the speed boost is coming from.

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gamingwithnetbooks

double post

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insomnia

Chrome 64bit has given me issues with necessary pop-up menus/windows managing Office 365 tenants, just FYI.

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QuantumCD

How would you go about upgrading to this, though? Do you need to uninstall the 32 bit version, or what?

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themohawkadmin

Nope, just go to the website and install the 64-bit version, it will replace the 32-bit version and keep all of your preferences, etc.

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Volleynova

So far so good running Google Chrome 64-bit. I noticed font changes on various websites and comment sections going from x86 to x64. Nice & stable, and runs fast. Also, Ad-Block Plus seems to work fine still without reinstalling it.

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Incognito

The incorrect link was provided in the article. The direct link to the 64-bit version is https://www.google.com/chrome/browser/?platform=win64