Which is better? x86 or x64

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Re: Which is better? x86 or x64

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I switched to XP x64 for some months earlier this year, coz 4 GB on that laptop and I wanted to test x64 usability. I did not have all those driver problems some people are mentionning: perhaps was it relevant in 2005-2006 but do not apply that much? Perhaps I had luck with the GPU ? Something I did not expect was that hibernating with XP64 is disabled beyond the 4 GB barrier, so I had to "burn" .25 GB of RAM (for the PCI reserved memory space) to restore hibernating; I believe this is fixed in Vista.

The thing that begged me the most was the lack of 64-bit version of Flash Player, resulting in a pretty bad experience while browsing (I switched the browser away from 32-bit IE in order to maximize the x64 impact, which was the intent beyond that test); of course, this is just a question of time (plus you can still use 32-bit apps on x64), but we should realize that there are still a lot of applications which either have not been converted, or suffer from severe limitations in x64 mode.

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Re: Which is better? x86 or x64

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Well if you have a x64 processor i would suggest using x64 but i is incompatable with x86 programs, But the good thing about x64 is that you can multi-task better. I had a copy of x64 XP Pro and it was really hard to find compatable programs for it, so i had to downgrade to x86 but now that Windows 7 is released, there should be a lot more x64 programs.

Conclusion: If you have a x64 processor get a x64 OS

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Re: Which is better? x86 or x64

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I like x86 better because it's more compatible with 16-bit programs.

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Re: Which is better? x86 or x64

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If you have processor with 64-bit architecture, you can install x86 and x64 system. But it is very little soft and drivers for x64. x64 is not very developed now.

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Re: Which is better? x86 or x64

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x64 is the future just like x86 was when windows 95 came out. It will take a few years to get everything made in 64 bit but for now you can still use 32bit programs on 64bit just fine. Its only the really old 16bit programs that dont work.
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Re: Which is better? x86 or x64

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spunker88 wrote:x64 is the future just like x86 was when windows 95 came out. It will take a few years to get everything made in 64 bit but for now you can still use 32bit programs on 64bit just fine. Its only the really old 16bit programs that dont work.
And on 16-bit systems very good works 8-bit programs

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