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I'm sorry I dont know this answer... Can I run the 64 bit version of windows on the C2D?
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Yes.
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thanks. i feel dumb haha. where can i get a 64 bit version of xp? newegg doesnt have one.
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Windows XP 64-bit is OEM only and the only way to get it is to purchase a piece of hardware and XP 64-bit at the same time. (Atleast thats how it use to be, I believe that is still the case.)

IMHO, its not worth it. You won't notice a performance difference. If you want a 64-bit OS just get Vista.

Not very good drivers for XP 64-bit because there was never a retail version.

I have a legit OEM copy of XP 64bit that I no longer use, If interested let me know and I'll post it in the for sale section and we can work something out.
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so your saying get the 32 bit version of xp? too many problems with vista...
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so your saying get the 32 bit version of xp? too many problems with vista...
Edited above post, I have a spare copy of 64bit XP if you want to buy it.

I ran 64bit XP for awhile, the drivers are better then vistas atm, but overtime vista will be much better.

If you are interested let me know.
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post #7 of 7
64-bit is pointless......you'll have to get 64-bit drivers and overall performance, there's a difference. 64-bit is good with ECC RAM and lots of it and for some software that most of us don't even use or know about it.

Stick with 32-bit.
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