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Old 05-22-2008, 09:59 PM   #1
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Default XP 32 or 64 bit

I have the option of 32 bit or 64 bit windows XP professional....which one should I choose? Comp specs are in Sig and I only use internet, limewire, and play counterstrike pretty much so there shouldn't be any conflicts or w/e. What do you guys think?
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Old 05-22-2008, 10:14 PM   #2
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Default Re: XP 32 or 64 bit

Don't Use 64Bit Unless your on 4gis of ram or more

The 64 bit will utilize the more memory, for what your doing use 32bit so you don't have any software problems
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Default Re: XP 32 or 64 bit

For what you'll be using, 32-bit. There's no point in 64-bit for a good portion of PC users.
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Default Re: XP 32 or 64 bit

XP 32 bit as it's completely compatible with all your current software.

There is limited driver and software support for the 64 bit version.
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If your gonna do 64-bit, go Vista. If not, I would stick with XP 32.
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Old 05-23-2008, 07:35 AM   #6
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I agree with Cabbs
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Default Re: XP 32 or 64 bit

As others have mentioned, if you are staying with only 2-3 GB of RAM stick with XP 32bit, if you have 4 or more gigs of RAM with XP 32bit (or Vista 32bit I'm assuming as well..?) your system will only read about ~3.5GB of the RAM. So if you are doing 4 or more GB of RAM go with a 64bit XP or Vista 64bit. But I'd say you'd be fine with XP...though I'm not too keen on Vista to make that judgement. Plus, XP IS cheaper and is still perfectly fine IMHO.

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32-bit. I have a copy of the 64-bit XP and installed it when I got my new desktop awhile back. I used it with a lot of problems and several reinstalls before I gave up and installed XP 32-bit and it's been running fine since...
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Default Re: XP 32 or 64 bit

Ok i have a 64 bit xp professional os on hand and i wanted to know will my shitty computer run the os with these specs?

Intel p4 630 3.0 ht
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I've had XP Pro running on an old windows 98 platform :-)

Foxconn mobo of some sort
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W/ 128MB RAM
6GB HDD

So my guess is yes, it will work.
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