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hey everyone,

i am thinking of getting myself the 64bit version of windows, but can anyone explain the benefits and disadvantages,

so far i have been able to get the drivers for all my stuff which is good, but any other downfalls?

Anjokid
post #2 of 8
Get the 90day trial and Try it out

The benifit are that it uses all 64bits of your CPU

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/6...cts/trial.mspx

Download ISO and try it out

The driver support is sound now
    
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i have the full version here, a friend of mine give me it for free as he bought wrong version off the internet and couldn't install it, i have in in VMWARE right now, and it loaded up fast even in VMWARE.

just not sure if switching to it is a good desicion or a bad one.
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I have used both XP Pro and XP Pro x64, and have seen no real difference. If you want to give it a try, go ahead, but keep the x32 partition. I would just stick with what you have.
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PROs: Cleaner, feels more solid, faster in OS, less spyware/malware, performance increase in 64-bit programs.

CONs: Less FPS in 32-bit games, less compatibility (never was a problem for me but has been for some people). Will not run anything 16-bit.
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PROs: Cleaner, feels more solid, faster in OS, less spyware/malware, performance increase in 64-bit programs.

CONs: Less FPS in 32-bit games, less compatibility (never was a problem for me but has been for some people). Will not run anything 16-bit.
But cant run with compatibility for 32bit games and dont loose fps?
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I'd say go for it. I went to it before there was much driver support and I still thought it was pretty good. If you do a lot of zip and rar files, you'll love 64 bit.
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But cant run with compatibility for 32bit games and dont loose fps?
It's compatible with most 32-bit games and apps, but yes, you do lose FPS. I lost an average of about 5-10.

In 64-bit games, though, i'm sure you would GAIN FPS.
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