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64-bit yet?

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by triggerthat, 6 Jul 2006.

  1. triggerthat

    Soldato

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    I have an MSDN account and I noticed there was Window XP 64-bit available. Is it worth changing to this as I need to format my machine? How is the driver support?
     
  2. zetec452

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 15 Sep 2003

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    Driver support will depend on your hardware.

    I wouldn't bother myself.

    There are a few threads on XP 64bit, probably worth having a search.
     
  3. Energize

    Caporegime

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    Location: England

    No, 64-bit after 2 years is still useless.
     
  4. Otacon

    Capodecina

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    Give over.

    triggerthat - you can find a 64bit FAQ in one of the stickies :)
     
  5. philhoole

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    Sigh.. No it's not.
     
  6. Energize

    Caporegime

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    It is if you need to ask. Games/encoding apps dont take advantage of it for a start, in fact there isnt much that does desktop wise making it useless for 95% of computer users.
     
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  7. Otacon

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    ... but that's nowhere the tripe of a sweeping statement you came out with.
     
  8. Indy500

    Capodecina

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    For a start, Farcry has a 64bit patch and there are 64bit encoding apps available (even the 32bit ones get a speed boost in XP64).
     
  9. BlizzardX

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,428

    Location: Auckland, New Zealand

    To be honest I've always found the x64 variations to be much more responsive, espcially when combined with a decent amount of ram. Shame the drivers where somewhat lacking, but they've come on in leap and bounds recently. Also a shame that adobe and sun dont have x64 versions of flash and java....Grrr!