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64 bit vs 32 bit


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#1 Drnken

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 11:35 PM

which is better for what? Pros and cons for each?

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 11:52 PM

In a nutshell:
Pros for vista 64 bit:
*Takes better advantage of multi-core processors
*Slightly faster when dealing with large calculations
*Allows you to go paste 4 GB RAM

Cons for 64 bit Vista:
*Some software are not compatible on 64 bit platforms

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 04:40 AM

Very little software is incompatible with 64-bit. Typically, programs which operate deep within the system, like security programs will have issues and must be 64-bit. Games and most end-user applications will work normally. However, there are some exceptions, like PGP, that specifically block itself from installing on a 64-bit OS. If a program has been developed to take advantage of 64-bit instruction sets and memory allotments, it will be faster than a 32-bit counterpart.

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 09:58 AM

If a program has been developed to take advantage of 64-bit instruction sets and memory allotments, it will be faster than a 32-bit counterpart.

That is the key advantage, and personally, I believe it's worthwhile :huh:

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