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Windows XP 32bit vs 64bit [Poll]

Poll Results: 32bit or 64bit?

Poll expired: Jul 8, 2011  
  • 31% (7)
    32bit
  • 68% (15)
    64bit
22 Total Votes  
post #1 of 11
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Which is the better choice? I'm downgrading from 7 because of my CPU bottleneck when using Windows 7 64bit. I was wondering if it would bottleneck XP 64bit as well.
    
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post #2 of 11
Shouldnt be bottle necking isnt the AMD Phenom 9500 a quad?

64 bit will be your best option as it has a better kernel and has more stability
post #3 of 11
Tough question, I d say 32 bit unless your using more than 1 gb video card.

I used x 64 when it first came out and there were some issues. I imagine alot of it is fixed simply because companies didnt have x64 compatible programs and nowadays with x64 vista and x64 windows 7 out, more developers are forced to write x64 compatibility into their programs.

As to x64 xp being more stable, I doubt that highly. Only advantage is windows will recoginize 3 to 3.5 gb of ram in x86 vs full 4 gb in x64.
post #4 of 11
XP x64 is infamous for it's horrible performance and horrible support. I voted 32-bit without even reading the OP. On topc, I don't understand why you'd downgrade. I don't see how Win 7 could create a CPU bottleneck.
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post #5 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lex Luger View Post
As to x64 xp being more stable, I doubt that highly. Only advantage is windows will recoginize 3 to 3.5 gb of ram in x86 vs full 4 gb in x64.
The kernel was a modified version of the 32bit kernel as was proven to be more stable then other kernels of its time, it is widely used for benchmarking as it doesn't blue screen at every chance its programmed to work on the problem a bit harder than the 32bit one

It was also used on loads of servers as it was shared out and it has been massively improved on since it first launched

Do your research before you doubt stuff
Edited by ryanbob1234 - 6/18/11 at 2:45pm
post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by ryanbob1234 View Post
Shouldnt be bottle necking isnt the AMD Phenom 9500 a quad?

64 bit will be your best option as it has a better kernel and has more stability
Yeah it is, but I have noticed on average a 30% decrease in frames.
    
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post #7 of 11
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Yeah it is, but I have noticed on average a 30% decrease in frames.
That really has not much to do with the OS, other than how it handles memory and applications.

Downgrade for sure IMO.
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post #8 of 11
XP x64 is one of the best MS OSes I've ever used. If I didn't use DX10/11 it would still be my primary OS.

I haven't seen any appreciable difference in performance between XP 32, XP x64, or Windows 7.
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xp32 is compatible with alot of "really old" software.......other than that, go with 64bit
    
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But would 64bit possibly lower my performance?
    
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