Install Google Chrome 64 bit on Windows

If you use Google Chrome on your PC or if you plan to install it for the first time you should read this post, it's just a suggestion but it could improve the stability, speed and security of your browser.

Why?

There are 2 versions of Google Chrome:

  • 32 bit: the most widespread ever (you're probably using it right now), it's the version that Google downloads by default from the official Chrome site. This however does not exploit the potential of the new PCs that often have a 64 bit CPU flanked by Windows also based on the 64 bit architecture, so it is a "limiting" version.
  • 64 bit: a few months ago, Google released the first stable version of Chrome to 64 bit, which can be installed on PCs that support this architecture and which has significant improvements over the previous version:

Better performance in the benchmarks used by Google to evaluate its software, for example: the codec VP9, used for videos in HD of Youtube, shows an increase in 15% in decoding speed. The 64 bit rendering engines show a double stability with the normal web contents while as far as security is concerned, also in this case there are significant improvements thanks to the ASLR which makes the address of some in-memory browser components, such as DLL libraries, partially random, the major bits available make it even more difficult to use exploiting techniques such as JIT-Sprying.

To install Google Chrome 64 bit on Windows you must first make sure that the version of your operating system is precisely at 64 bit, you can verify it in:

Control panel -> System

Windows-64-bit

Then uninstall the current version of Chrome (if already installed) and download that to 64 bit from this link.

Once the installation is finished, open Google Chrome and check the version in use:

Menu -> Google Chrome information

Google-Chrome-64bit

As you can see next to the version number is shown in brackets (64bit), if this is absent, it means that you are still using the 32 bit version.

With this new version I noticed improvements during the use of Youtube of Google Plus that for a long time I found particularly heavy in the loading, I cannot therefore recommend it to you !!

Write what you think and your experience with Google Chrome 64 bit in the comments, I would be very pleased!

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