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Old 12-09-2005, 11:50 PM   #1
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Default Need help! please, bout xp 64

OK, i was going to install windows xp 64 on my computer, but in the system requirements my proccesor wasnt listed but it is a farily new proccesor, its a AMD Semphron, so can someone tell me if Xp 64 will still work on my computer? and if its actually worth upgradeing from regular xp.
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xp 64 is designed for 64bit chips

and there is no point what so ever upgrading as there are very few drivers programs etc that will work with it
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Old 12-16-2005, 01:19 PM   #3
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Yeah, if it's a 64-bit CPU, Windows XP 64-bit should work. But again, let me reinforce the downside to the X64:

-64 bit kernel cannot use 32 bit drivers, obviously, so hardware support is slight at best

-Practically have to build your system around what hardware it supports from either natively or 3rd party sources.

-Most programs won't run much faster than most people would like at this time

-Completely 64 bit programs are awhile coming - very few available at this time

-Microsoft seems more interested in Vista at the moment

-Performs poorly with 64 bit AMD processors, and older P4 64 bit CPUs.

-Pentium D CPU seems to work best (more expensive)

-Very poor driver support/availability

-Some 32bit programs simply will not run - especially antivirus programs

-Many web related bugs and incompatibilities. Active X, for example, won’t work. Possiblr conflicts with Flash or Java as well.
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What are the positives of XP64?
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Positives are:

-Internal OS system functions much, much faster

-More efficient use of ram - especially if you have more than 1 GB

-Encoding, transcoding various formats is much faster, even with 32 bit programs because of better memory usage

-New 64 bit kernel makes it somewhat less virus prone

-64 Bit hardware drivers

-Looks and acts just like standard XP edition

-64 bit version of Firefox available

-Very stable
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xp 64 is designed for 64bit chips

and there is no point what so ever upgrading as there are very few drivers programs etc that will work with it
I have posted this link on this forum quite a few times. Here a list of all the x64 BIT DRIVERS. All the hardware that needs a driver to work on my Win XP x64, I sourced from this list.

More research is needed on your part Adam, before you make a blanket statement like that...
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