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#1 TheNerd

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 10:15 AM

I'm looking for some advice.

I have a 64bit dual core computer that is currently running XP pro 32bit. I run a lot of distributed computing programs (BOINC for those who are into it) and believe I would get way better performance out of a 64bit OS. I am not too keen on Vista yet so I was wondering what are your thoughts/experiences on XP 64bit?

My 2 main areas of concern are application compatibility and drivers.

Thanks :thumbsup:

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 11:10 AM

Unless you are running a quad core and 4 gigs or more of ram and that ram is being fully utilized I doubt that you will notice any significant performance improvement
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Posted 27 April 2008 - 01:38 PM

Unless you are running a quad core and 4 gigs or more of ram and that ram is being fully utilized I doubt that you will notice any significant performance improvement


The performance increase I am looking for would be in relation to the 64bit BOINC applications like SETI@home or Einstein@home. These compute much faster with their 64bit programs.

It was the rest of the stuff I wasn't sure of :thumbsup:




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