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Old 11-17-2008, 04:44 PM   #1
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what are the differences between win xp 64 bit and 32 bit windows.

i know 64 bit can take a lot more ram and 64 bit gets hit by less viruses.

what type of hardware do you need to run 64 bit.

i have never worked with it and i want to try it out and don't want to waste a lot of money doing it.
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Old 11-17-2008, 05:28 PM   #2
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The main requirement hardware wise is a 64 bit processor, driver support in vista is very good for most hardware for the last few years. I didn't have any issues with my ultimate install on my gaming system.
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Old 11-17-2008, 08:25 PM   #3
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Be aware though that XP 64-bit has been notorious for having driver incompatibility issues. It would be wiser to use a 64-bit version of Vista if your hardware can support it. (Just remember you need a 64-bit processor.)
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Old 11-17-2008, 08:59 PM   #4
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i realy dont care for windows vista.i woulde try it but i wouldent buy it.
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well i have XP 64bit running on my gaming rig which i built in August...and i haven't had any driver issues yet.
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Old 11-17-2008, 10:15 PM   #6
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well what do you think about this.

http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?inv...12G2NR&cpc=SCH

main reason i want to have more ram on my board i am tired of buying ram and it still not being enouf.so i want to overkill a system.
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well what do you think about this.

http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?inv...12G2NR&cpc=SCH

main reason i want to have more ram on my board i am tired of buying ram and it still not being enouf.so i want to overkill a system.
shit that mobo looks sick!! i want it
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Old 11-18-2008, 12:19 AM   #8
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well when you can pay 42$ for it and it be dual socket your doing good i think. i am just having a little trouble finding the proccesers for it i found a few on ebay i might go with.i dont have the link here with me.
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You may be saving on the motherboard, but you are gonna pay out the ass for two socket F/1207 CPU's. You'd be better off building a quad-core system. Not to mention that it'll only take ECC memory, limiting your options for RAM.
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Old 11-18-2008, 08:07 PM   #10
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well i can get them off of ebay for about 60$ and the ram as long as it works.
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