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32 or 64 bit, advice/feedback


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logan312

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I just built a new computer and have a 64 bit amd processor. amd sempron 2600+
any advice or feedback on whether to continue to use winxp32 or to use winxp64
... I will most likely give 64 a try, would love advice and feedback
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Driver support for Windows x64 is still pretty weak, and there are very few programs that run in native 64 bit (mostly games). I don't think it's worth the upgrade at this moment. Maybe wait for Vista.
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If you are worried about 64 bit drivers what i would do is go to the manufacturers websites and make sure you can get drivers for your hardware if you cant find them i wouldnt bother. Most difficult ones to get are wireless network adapters most other drivers you can find these days for most hardware, there are very few apps for x64 windows though that run in full 64bit it can run 32 bit apps as well though so you dont need to worry about it.

There arent alot of 64bit apps around, a few games but there are only a handful of them with any 64bit support and those arent native those were later updates for them. Unless you are actually need to get a new copy of xp pro i wouldnt bother getting x64.
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