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XP 64x Edition

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#1 Lanscader


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Posted 19 June 2005 - 06:34 PM

I was considering buying XP 64 bit edition (I do have a 64 bit system), but I know that there is a lot of hardware without 64 bit drivers. I just wanted to get some expert opinions on this matter, and find out if anyone knows when or if most companies will make 64 bit drivers. I have also heard that it is very fast on 64 bit systems, and fast is what I like... :thumbsup:

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#2 PapaSmurf88


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Posted 19 June 2005 - 07:22 PM

In my opinion wait on windows XP 64. My friend has a 64 bit system with XP 64 and it acctually made the system run slower. This was because all the apps out right now (well atleast 90% of them) run only in 32 bit. So Xp 64 has to convert them over to 64 bit and that takes up more cpu power and memory. So if it was me I wouldnt get XP 64 til they make more 64 bit apps. Regular XP wont utilize all the Proccesing power of your 64 bit proccesor but when you use programs they will run better.
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