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Windows Is It Worth Installing 64bit XP?????

Discussion in 'Software' started by Cyberbob:-), 29 Dec 2005.

  1. Cyberbob:-)

    Cyberbob:-) Member

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    Hi guys, I've got a AMD 64 3500+ at the moment I'm running XP Pro is the performance increase noticeable when using windows XP 64bit???

    Not sure if it's worth it, haven't seen any bench marks to say one way or the other... :worried:
     
  2. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    NO! It's horridly unstable and terrible driver support last I tried, and no speed difference at all. The only place where you will potentially have a difference is where you need to access HUGE amounts of RAM (massive photoshopping/image joining). In any case, it only affects addressable memory, not really speed.
     
  3. Sp!

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    I had terible trouble with drivers recently so gave up, just stupid stuff like printers and the version of nero I had wouln't install, nothing show stopping but just annoying so I went back to 32bit

    If you going to spend money on a licence I'd go for 32bit as it's a much safer bet, if you have a licence from another source and it's not going to cost you it's probably worth a shot see how you get on
     
  4. Cyberbob:-)

    Cyberbob:-) Member

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    Wow!!! I'm so glad I asked first before trying, don't think I'd bother....Never mind, it was worth asking...thanks guys
     
  5. pat1

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    how long do you guys think it will take to get all the bugs out??
     
  6. m4rk3d

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    Microsoft are unlikely to be that bothered about sorting out XP64 with the looming release of Vista (which offers full 64bit support).

    I get the feeling that XP64bit was just a test of some of the technology for Vista (sure felt like some sort of experiment, rather than a piece of finished software).
     
  7. Boswell

    Boswell Active Member

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    64 bit only allows more memory (ram) to be used but most motherboards - unless you buy a server mobo - only have a limit to 4 gig anyway (max for 32 bit) so i can't actually see the point :/
     
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    idd, I hope vista is worth the wait, wasn't it originally supposed to be released at the BEGINNING of 2006 i.e. now :D?
     
  9. Briggsy

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    i was going to get win64 until i read this thread, boy am i glad i spotted this one.
     
  10. ZincteK

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    am the same i wouldnt use it as of yet!
     
  11. funkymunky

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    my brother tested it on his server for a while and is still using it now (well over 4 months) he doesnt seem to have that much of a problem with it, said it was a bit slow to start but now its fine. I myself prefere the xp 32 bit version. Have it both on my work pc and laptop.
     
  12. Deviate

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    I thought I would give the 64-bit trial version a try...despite everyone saying not to. :D Here is what I have done and what has happened to me....

    I installed XP 64 on a fresh clean Raptor. Everything installed just fine and dandy.
    Installed my nforce4 chipset drivers. Rebooted just fine. (I did not install the nvidia IDE driver or nvidia firewall or active armor)
    Went to windows update and downloaded and installed 16 updates. Rebooted. When XP tries to load, blue screen error....restart. Infinitely. Can't get into safe mode or anything.

    I've tried a few times and the same thing happens.

    I did not activate before I went windows update. So I have some questions....

    1. Do you have to activate before going to Windows Update?
    2. Will windows update even work on the trial version? It's the 1 year trial.

    I've never installed any XP before. I've stuck with Win2K all these years. :hehe:
     
  13. Sp!

    Sp! Well-Known Member

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    windows update won't work if you've not run the genuine advantage thing, and that won't run unless you've activeated. to be honest I didn't have a problem with how windows ran it was the lack of printer drivers that really pushed me back to 32 bit
     
  14. Deviate

    Deviate New Member

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    Well I activated it and it still gave me the same error. Something about session manager...it flashes up so fast I had to let it loop 3 times just to catch that much.

    My new theory is that it's happening because I am trying to get all of the updates at once. There are 17 high priority updates listed. And since it happens every time after I go to windows update, I'm thinking that a couple of those updates are conflicting or corrupting when they download and install.

    I suppose I could have tried to get them one at a time. But to be honest, my patience has expired and I just installed 2000 Professional again. Maybe one day I'll have a machine with XP on it.



    Maybe not. :D
     
  15. FuzzyOne

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    On bootup press F6 (or is it F8?) and select "halt on boot errors"
     
  16. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Good man - 2kPro beats all flavours of XP imo.

    The new advantage with XP64 is you can now play pretty much all source games in 64 bit mode.
     
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