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What is the difference between Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and windows XP Pro x32?

Im planning on building a C2D Rig and i want to know if it will impact anything as far as CPU performance... Being able to use the C2D better?

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64 bit OS is required to get the 64 bit extensions in many applications to work correctly. It'll perform better in 64-bit applications.
    
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IMO, get it and strip it down, and you will have one fast OS. That's what I did.
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what do you mean , "Strip it down"

so its recommended for me to get this x64 Edition? because i have plenty of x32bit versions.
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Sorry for the slow reply.

By strip it down I mean get rid of all the Windows junk that comes on a new OS along with the desktop shell. Replace all that, do a few reg tweaks here and there, and you will have a fast baby.
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