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Windows xp x64 edition?

Discussion in 'PC Gaming & Rigs' started by JonnyConcrete, Jun 17, 2005.

  1. JonnyConcrete

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    I have just ordered a new pc with a amd64 cpu, is it worth getting xp x64?

    What are the pros and cons?
     
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    If you have a working copy of XP to put on it then I would not bother with XP 64. Longhorn is only about 12 months away so I would save my pennies for that instead. Very few applications take advantage of the 64bit system as yet but in twelve months time there should be a few knocking about. :)
     
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    it isnt worth it at all from my experience. too buggy and next to no programs that properly support the 64bit OS. windows xp 32 bit is fine and wait for longhorn like graham said.
     
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    Ive seen some comparisons in gaming at HardOCP and it was actually worse for games than regular old XP. It made the games underperform.

    Nothing has been optimised for 64 yet. Even AMD 64 chips only really run 32bit apps faster. ( a good thing granted but pointless since its supposed to be a 64bit chip designed for 64bit apps)

    Once win longhorn comes out we will see a move to 64 bit hardware followed by the software.

    Those of us who care seem to always be one step ahead of the market.

    Ignorance IS bliss.
     
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    Thanks ill stick to my current os then :thumbsup:
     
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    you'll have problems finding drivers for the 64 bit system as well. My boss ended up playing worms world party with no sound! That was good enought reason to go back to 32bit...
     
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    If the software was desogned from the ground up for 64bit then there would be very big performance boosts on 64Bit CPU's but just patching software like a few games have done is not going to do much atall for 64Bit performance.

    The chips are here and rdy the software built especially for 64Bit is not so the difference is not going to be visible,

    64Bit offers huge speed advances especially for games, video encoding etc if software is built specially for the chips.
     

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