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do you need a 32 bit or a 64 bit?


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Unknownevil

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Really amateur question but i have a AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Processor in my pc and the os im using is windows xp 32 bit. the processor says it should run both 32 and 64 bit programs, but windows acts a little funny once and a while. should I upgrade to a 64 bit os?

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I would not upgrade an existing PC but it makes no sense to me to build or buy a new machine that is not 64-bit. 64-bit Windows 7 is rock solid.

One significant advantage to 64-bit is it can utilize more than 4Gb. 32-bit is limited to 4Gb.
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Also just to add..you can't simply upgrade form a 32 bit to a 64 bit OS. It has to be a clean install so backup your data, format and do a fresh install of the 64 bit OS if you choose to go with it.
I agree with Digerati as I run 64 bit OS's on my system and they are rock solid as he stated. If your system is not capable of going above 4 gigs of memory you may want to stop and consider a motherboard and cpu upgrade.
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