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  • 97% (38)
    You fool, do it right away or dieee!!!
  • 2% (1)
    Stupid idea, why would you wanna do that, whyyyy!!!
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post #21 of 27
For Reference: WOW64 FAQ and What is WOW64.

Simply put, Wow64 (Windows x86(32bit) on Windows x64) is built in to the x64 os to emulate a x86(32bit) run time. Its very efficient and works like it should, a first for the Microsoft empire.
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post #22 of 27
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I have finally switched to 64bit, hurray smile.gif
But it wasnt a pleasant ride, during installation I got BSOD twice in two different stages. Finally it was done. Everything seems fine, the games and apps run fine, benchmark scores saw a lil boost too. Only problem is that at times the desktop seems a bit sluggish, why is that?
example: after clicking on the startbutton/orb it takes a second or two for the startmenu to pop up. doubleclicking on my computer icon or any folder takes like a second for it to open up (not at all instantaneous like it was before). I have installed all the major updates including sv1 from microsoft, still no luck. what to do, what to do!!!
The funny thing is that once an app is launched (like a game or something) it runs as smooth as silk. The sluggish feeling only works within windows explorer environment or desktop when launching something.
    
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post #23 of 27
Only if he runs a 64bit application. Most applications are 32bit if I'm not mistaken so there's still the 2gb limit. But you have the option to use it to with native 64bit applications like video editing applications that takes advantage of 64bit really well
post #24 of 27
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Only if he runs a 64bit application. Most applications are 32bit if I'm not mistaken so there's still the 2gb limit. But you have the option to use it to with native 64bit applications like video editing applications that takes advantage of 64bit really well
he may still use 32 bit apps but he can now run more 32 bit apps, like now i can run FSX and blackops at the same time and not get out of memory errors in fsx
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he may still use 32 bit apps but he can now run more 32 bit apps, like now i can run FSX and blackops at the same time and not get out of memory errors in fsx
good point. They can use a larger number of kernel handles and window handles but they cant create as many threads as they can under 32bit. But you must also remember if the application large adress aware image flag is not set it will get only its 2gb.

Btw you can use the /3gb swich on 32bit as well
post #26 of 27
Are you interested in playing Battlefield 3? If so than upgrade to Windows 7.
Also Windows 7 is better at stopping viruses because of the way it was built, in other words, the way it's architecture is set up is better than that of XP, meaning that you will have a lesser chance of getting a virus. I am not saying you wont get a virus but its basically better than XP.

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post #27 of 27
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Are you interested in playing Battlefield 3? If so than upgrade to Windows 7.
Also Windows 7 is better at stopping viruses because of the way it was built, in other words, the way it's architecture is set up is better than that of XP, meaning that you will have a lesser chance of getting a virus. I am not saying you wont get a virus but its basically better than XP.

better at stopping viruses? You mean it has Autorun disabled.
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