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Windows Xp 32-bit And 64-bit?

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hi guys, what is the diffrents betwen 32-bit windows xp and 64-bit windows xp? are they diffrent OS's?

Thanks for your help!
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Yes, very much so. The issue with the 64 bit version is drivers which can still be a bit of a pain so if your considering an upgrade I recomend to not be in a hurry.
    
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64bit is for 64bit CPUs

32bit is for 32bit CPUs

if a 64bit CPU runs 32bit windows it isnt fully utilized

32bit CPU cant run 64bit OS
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64-bit Windows looks and feels exactly like 32-bit Windows. The only diferances are that 64-bit Windows is, well, 64-bit. It uses the WOW32 emulator, which alows just about all 32-bit programs to run just fine. However, anything that interfaces directly with the kernal (anti-virus, anti-spyware, drivers, etc) MUST be designed to run nativly in a 64-bit enviroment. So far, I have not found any driver problems, however.
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if a 64bit CPU runs 32bit windows it isnt fully utilized
Shouldn't that be fully clarified, AMD 64s fully support 32/64 bit processing. That was the tech Intel aquired from AMD.
    
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Windows X64 has many driver issues, as some manufacturers do not fully support it. I tried it out, and it was too much of a hassle getting drivers.
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im on it right now. . it makes 64 bit threaded programs run faster (i know far cry has a patch and i think photoshop and some others have x64 vers) there are some driver issues (like i cant run my M$ fingerprint reader) but not many. your new system shouldnt have any problems w/ drivers (asus is pretty good about x64)

BTW you can get x64 pro OEM copies online for around 80 shipped. . .thats how i got mine. .. its less than pro x32!
 
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post #8 of 10
Half-Life 2 has a x64 patch , which makes it run faster and I get better fps in CsS...
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Lost Coast, Far Cry, and UT2K4 with the 64 bit patches make me happy
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post #10 of 10
64BIT Windows is Identical as its 32BIT counterpart the only difference is that its Coded to use 64BIT addressing in 64BIT enabled CPU'S.

64BIT adressing is alot faster as more DATA can be processed at any one time..Thus 64Bit can be alot faster in some cases.
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