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lord_lobster
09-20-06, 02:35 AM
i just upgraded my bros pc for him form a 2.5ghz cpu 32 bit to a intel pentium D 3.4ghz 64bit.

my qiestion is does he need the windows X64.


thanks

crainger
09-20-06, 02:40 AM
Nope. It should run 32bit XP just fine.

lord_lobster
09-20-06, 05:49 AM
thats good to no thanks, would there be any performance diffrence between the 2, not for now but when vista comes.

DataMatrix
09-20-06, 06:36 AM
64bit is much faster than 32bit, think of it this way:

32bits of data:
10011001101110010011100110011011
64bits of data:
10011001101110010011100110011011100110011011100100 11100110011011

That is how many bits of data they can transfer per clock cycle. so if your processor was 3.4GHz (3.4billion clock cycles) in essence it is transferring 217600000000 bits per second in 64bit mode, and 108800000000 bits per second in 32bit mode, or so that's how it should work theoretically.

Correct me if I'm wrong on this.

nekrosoft13
09-20-06, 07:57 AM
bla bla, what you are saying that its twice as fast, thats BS.

at max is about 1-3% faster, maybe 5%

hassle of trying to find drivers for it, really not worth it

rflair
09-20-06, 08:14 AM
For now go with 32bit WinXP. When Vista comes though I will leave 32bit behind and move to 64bit.

64bit WinXP is very snappy and a nice OS, I ran it for half a year, but because of one game (a very old one) I went back to 32bit.

DataMatrix
09-20-06, 08:20 AM
bla bla, what you are saying that its twice as fast, thats BS.

at max is about 1-3% faster, maybe 5%

hassle of trying to find drivers for it, really not worth it

I wasn't saying it was twice as fast I was explaining how it works... idiot.

K007
09-20-06, 09:08 AM
nvidia had been pretty upto date with the 64bit drivers in the past..i was thinking of going xp64..but with vista oem just arround the corner which will end up on the net..i am gonna wait for vista 64bit.

From those who have used 64bit..most say when the game does support it with the proper drivers..the game loads smoother..which is a good thing ^_^

ViN86
09-20-06, 09:49 AM
wait for vista, then go to 64 bit. you could also move to 64 bit linux. the choice is yours.

lduguay
09-20-06, 02:30 PM
I wasn't saying it was twice as fast I was explaining how it works... idiot.
Badly explained and plain wrong, dude :thumbdwn:

ViN86
09-20-06, 06:20 PM
I'm going 64 Bit with Vista... Apple is pushing it also, with Leopard. Too bad my MBP is 32 Bit^^
the core duo doesnt have intels 64 bit architecture? wow, what a rip :(

(DO NOT confuse this with the core 2 duo)

DataMatrix
09-20-06, 07:08 PM
Badly explained and plain wrong, dude :thumbdwn:

Thats why you should read this:
Correct me if I'm wrong on this.

Bearclaw
09-20-06, 09:49 PM
Just go with 32-bit for now. It is much more stable and oyu don't have to worry about finding drivers for the 64 bit then. Wait for vista to come out. :D

ATOJAR
09-21-06, 09:19 PM
Just go with 32-bit for now. It is much more stable and oyu don't have to worry about finding drivers for the 64 bit then. Wait for vista to come out. :D

Hes right.. im wating for vista.... ive had the x64 windows xp pro.. not only are some drivers a pain to find BUT i cant say i noticed any difference!

Im now back with 32bit until vista arrives!

DataMatrix
09-23-06, 03:45 AM
Yeah Windows XP x64 sucks balls.

ew2x4
09-23-06, 04:01 AM
People who don't notice a difference aren't using it for proper reasons. It's not gonna help with games or anything. It will help with rendering, data analysis, etc. Lightwave showed an amazing jump. Almost 1000% jump. Adobe has taken advantage of 64 bits. 3DSmax 9.0 will be x64 compatible as well. I can't wait. I use all of these programs and I see a noticable difference. Just because all you do is game and jack off to porn and dont take advantage of 64 bits doesnt mean that it sucks.

rewt
09-23-06, 04:08 AM
The problem is people assume everything will run faster in x64. This is simply not the case at all. In fact some programs run slower..

Driver support still stinks for the most part. And my guess it will not change much for Vista, since there will still be a 32-bit version of that as well.

I have some hardware that works fine in win32, but is not supported under XP/Vista x64. If they think I'm going to buy new hardware just for 64-bit support (which probably gain no increase in speed anyways) they're largely mistaken..

lord_lobster
09-23-06, 07:07 AM
thanks all ill just wait for vista and then move to 64 bit.


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