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ncmannewbuild

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Im building a new pc looking at inter or amd wanting a fast set up without spending 2000.00 on a mother board and cpu looking at intel e8500 or amd 9950 black edition need some in but on mother boards and cpu 32 bit or 64

Edited by ncmannewbuild, 06 August 2008 - 07:40 PM.

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Ok, dual core or Quad core? Most of Intel's CPU's perform better then their AMD counterparts, so I would tend to lean toward Intel, but that's a personal preference.

The advantage that a 64 Bit CPU/OS has over a 32 Bit CPU/OS is that you can have *way* more RAM then in a 32 Bit. A 32 Bit is limited to 4GB RAM, but a 64 Bit will take up to 16 EB, which (I believe) is a step after TB.

Also, for future reference, it makes your posts much easier to read if you include some punctuation with them.
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The advantage that a 64 Bit CPU/OS has over a 32 Bit CPU/OS is that you can have *way* more RAM then in a 32 Bit. A 32 Bit is limited to 4GB RAM, but a 64 Bit will take up to 16 EB, which (I believe) is a step after TB.


You can run 32-bit Windows on 64-bit processors.
Theoretically 64-bit systems can see such an obscene amount of memory at their maximum capacity I doubt it'll ever become reality. 16 exabytes is a ludicrous amount of memory, in this day and age when 2Gb of memory is considered plenty.
In more practical terms though, most processors don't even support 64-bit, capping out at 48-bit. Even then its still an obscene amount of theoretical maximum memory. Even 64-bit Windows only has an upper limit of 128Gb. In 1981 Bill Gates (allegedly) declared that half a megabyte of memory would be enough for anybody.

Edited by Neil Jones, 07 August 2008 - 03:36 PM.

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