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Old 02-03-04, 04:27 PM   #1
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Default Windows XP 64-bit, free download

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/6...ds/upgrade.asp

Guess i'll wait till ATI can get some drivers out. Only thing missing atm.
Think i'll buy UT2004 64-bits Edition after all.
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Old 02-03-04, 05:54 PM   #2
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http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/6...ds/upgrade.asp

Guess i'll wait till ATI can get some drivers out. Only thing missing atm.
Think i'll buy UT2004 64-bits Edition after all.
afaik ati has stated their drivers should work fine under 64bit environement.s..

/me might sign up for this in a while..
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Old 02-03-04, 06:41 PM   #3
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Free for 360 days at least. I'd be surprised if MS gave away the final version.
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I dun mind if its a massive patch

specially if you already own win xp...
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Old 02-04-04, 09:06 PM   #5
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afaik ati has stated their drivers should work fine under 64bit environement.s..

/me might sign up for this in a while..
ATI's 64bit drivers don't work in OGL, right?
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ATI's 64bit drivers don't work in OGL, right?
am dling the patch but am unlikely to use it till I find out more about ati's drivers...

there is a thread on r3d about this and looks a little iffy... the only 64 bit support is for itanium extensions...
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am dling the patch but am unlikely to use it till I find out more about ati's drivers...

there is a thread on r3d about this and looks a little iffy... the only 64 bit support is for itanium extensions...
ATI has itanium support??? since when?
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Just finnished the download after a very long wait. Im on 56k as i live in a rural area and dont have a BB enabled exchange but still.... a little patience and i finally have it.



It's quite nippy, most apps seem to run fine.... work just as normal. Id actually be willing to use it as my main OS if i could find working SATA drivers (cant see my C: drive etc) and if Creative had some SoundDrivers out... guess ill just have to hang on to it and wait a bit longer.

It installs with the default 'Windows Classic' theme which is fine by me. At last a new Windows release that does not look like a toy on first boot.
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Run some sandra tests, mainly on memory. This is a 32bit version of Sandra, you have to pay for the 64bit version .


Memory bandwidth is definatley up, if only slightley. Im not sure how a 64bit version of Sandra would bench - but id certainly be interested to see it.
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http://www.nordichardware.com/review...ndex.php?ez=11

64 bit sandra scores (vs 32 bit)
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Sweet

Very promising results.
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