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Old 12-23-2006, 09:51 PM   #1
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Hi, I just installed the 64 bit edition of windows vista RC1, and I dont know what the difference is between it and the 32bit edition. Under display settings/color/ its set at 32bit(highest), with no 64 bit in the menu. So what is the difference?
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64 bit refers to the processing, not display colors. Your colors will always be 32 bit.
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Old 12-23-2006, 10:23 PM   #3
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Oh, that was a misunderstanding on my part, I thought they had went from 16bit-32bit-and now 64bit. Ok, so is 64bit supposed to be faster? Or what maajor differences does it have?
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64 bit is like a 4 lane highway.
32 bit is like a 2 lane highway.
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From what I hear about xp x64 bit, it is faster than normal 32 bit
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From what I hear about xp x64 bit, it is faster than normal 32 bit
It's typically a tiny bit slower, unless your running 64 bit apps
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I wouldnt use the 64bit edition yet. because there is still not much applications out there that can run on it or even work. Like i wanted to use my wireless device but I couldnt bc stupid linksys didnt come out with a 64bit driver for it and then Bf2142 didnt work either

64bit will be frikin awesome once everything is moved to it
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Default Re: Whats the difference in 64 bit, I cant see it

Actually, about BF2142, it had scrambled menus and stuff for me with the 32bit version, I had reinstalled it many times too, but with the 64 bit it works fine.
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