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Old 06-30-2005, 03:08 AM   #1
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My friend is thinking of switching one of his computers to windows64 and i ask why? Question is... is there any really good reason to use the Windows64 bit os rather than just plain xp for gaming rather than more FSB?
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Old 06-30-2005, 03:14 AM   #2
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Windows 64 is still very new and VERY buggy but it will let the AMD 64 bit cpu run alot faster
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Is it still buggy? Awww I wanted to buy a copy....
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Old 06-30-2005, 03:16 AM   #4
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yea i know its in its beta stages but i didnt think that it makes that much of a difference even on a AMD 64Cpu. i mean is it that much more that it would be worth using a buggy os that doesnt run all the 32bit Os programs?
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The 64bit operating system would take full advantage of the 64bit cpu chip. The front side buss speed isn't controlled by the operating system by the way. It's governed by the cpu chip itself.
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is it going to be such an improvement for a gaming computer to make it worth it to get it? And how buggy is it still do you know?
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From what iv heard it is almost not worth getting because it is so buggy still, they should work out all the bugs pretty soon though i would think.
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i didnt think it was worth it thats what i tryed to tell my friend, but he wants to "let his AMD be all it can be" lol
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It has been out of Beta for several month and is very well behaved...

Go here for full details of Win XP x64 http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/64bit/default.mspx

Or go here and if you eligible trade in your old Win XP Pro for Win XP x64, you'll have to be quick the offer runs out midnight 30.06.2005, it will just cost you postage. https://microsoft.productorder.com/c...4/default.aspx
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Old 06-30-2005, 03:39 AM   #10
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thank you much wonbat you have been very helpful
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