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is there any benefit to 64 xp over 32 xp?


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Im going to install xp on my system. I have a dual core 64 bit amd 6000 with 3gigs of ram. Should I go with 64xp or 32xp? Just wondering which one will give better performance.

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Well I never tried the 64bit version of XP but XP 32bit will see and use all of your 3gb of RAM. 32bit can use up to 3.25gb so you're good.. By the way XP 64bit is well known as a driver problem-causer :P

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The 64bit was indeed faster in some areas but as the above posting states, it was a problem causer and software issues well that was a  :banghead: in it self, but its personal preference and you personalisation skills that will over come problems you face, for me in the end i reverted back to the 32bit version, but i still had fun in between..... Try you never know all systems are different and have their own personalities strange but true  :eek:  :histerija:
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I would shine away from x64 XP.  I ran it for awhile, but continued to have troubles with nvidia system tools.  That got fixed over a year later with newer drivers, but at that point, i was already back to x86 xp. But as soon as Vista hit SP1, i jumped right back on the x64 and have not looked back at x86 since.

There has been only one program that i cannot use in x64, and that is sandboxie, but that is no problem since i have been running x86 virtual machines, to help prevent my system from getting infected, so it works out perfectly anyways, sandboxie on the x86 virtual machine.  Now I am even harder to infect.

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With only 3GB of ram, it is a toss up on going with x64 or x86.  You get an environment that is harder to infect with x64, but you also have the extra ram overhead by the WoW (windows on windows).

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I'm running XP X64 on one machine right now. It is going to be a goner anytime now. It has too many strange little bugs happening for me. I was starting to think I did a bad install, but now I see others had issues too.

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stay with 32 with 3gigram

unless there's something specific you wont to run 64xp for , your just heading for a few pot holes.

if you want to try it don't wipe your 32 install.



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Yeah I've been using an x86 virtual also for various things :)


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OK i went with xp 32bit. Just not ready to jump on the win 7 band wagon. The vista to win 7 feels to much like the win me to win 2000 era. I'm kind of feed up with how Microsoft brings out sub par os's to flees $ from its users.  I might just go with Linux eventually.

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I use Linux for certain things. I just can't use it for my every day use PC. There is too much trouble and effort to run some software, if you can run it at all. Not to mention some hardware incompatibility issues.

As long as MS doesn't screw up Windows 7 from what I've seen so far, it is a worthy, stable OS.  :headbang:

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32bit can use up to 3.25gb


From my observations, 32 bit can read 4GB MINUS however much video RAM you have. My dad's, who has a 256MB graphic card, would read 3.75GB RAM;
my aunt's, who has a 512MB video card, would read 3.5GB RAM;
and mine, with a 1GB video card, would only read 3GB RAM.
(All three machines physically had 4GB RAM installed.)

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XP x64 was pretty much a beta to drive into making Vista IMHO. Too much troubles and not really worth it. If you really want an x64 bit then get Win 7.

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XP x64 was pretty much a beta to drive into making Vista IMHO. Too much troubles and not really worth it. If you really want an x64 bit then get Win 7.


XPx64 is Windows Server 2003 x64, with gui modifications and such to turn it into a workstation, and server roles removed.

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