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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?<br />
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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<br />
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32bit is for 32bit CPUs<br />
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if a 64bit CPU runs 32bit windows it isnt fully utilized<br />
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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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</div>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) <br />
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BTW you can get x64 pro OEM copies online for around 80 shipped. . .thats how i got mine. .. <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /> its less than pro x32!
 

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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 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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64BIT Windows is Identical as its 32BIT counterpart the only difference is that its Coded to use 64BIT addressing in 64BIT enabled CPU'S.<br><br>
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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