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Windows XP x64 worth it?


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Metalive

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The computer I am building can support it. I was reading the preformance versus the regular 32 WindowsXP, and it greatly improves it. Also, games like Far Cry have released updated graphics and improvements for the 64.

But, is it stable? Can I run all the regular 32 stuff?

Specs:

AMD 64 3500+
geforce 6800
160 GB WD HDD
1024 mb pc3200 dual channel RAM


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if you have the drivers for it, yes it is stable
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So I should buy it?
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if there are 64-bit drivers for all your hardware, there is no reason not to
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How would I know if I had 64 bit drivers? I haven't built the PC, would I just DL them when I get it running?
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I would check BEFORE I bought the parts by visiting the manufacturer site
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So far,

AMD 64 3500+
EVGA Geforce 6800
Asus A8n SLI dlx mobo

Those are all 64 bit complient I'm guessing?

I'm going to be buying this RAM:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820145450

And this HDD:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822144178

Are those compliant? Is there anything else I need to list?
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Be careful. A lot of 64-bit applications have 32-bit installers, so the program won't install.

It's stable, but the industry isn't quite up to 64-bit yet. It will be soon, though. If you want to try x64, I'd recommend dual-booting at first.
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Be careful.  A lot of 64-bit applications have 32-bit installers, so the program won't install.

It's stable, but the industry isn't quite up to 64-bit yet.  It will be soon, though.  If you want to try x64, I'd recommend dual-booting at first.

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What is dual booting? Should I just wait a year or so on 64 and just install regular XP home for now?

This system is for gaming only by the way, I have a laptop that serves all my other needs.

Edited by Metalive, 29 June 2005 - 11:04 AM.

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if you don't have XP home, go for XP pro, it is cheaper I have heard and it supports more RAM. So if you will have to wait longer for the 64bits, you could always speeden things up with buying more RAM, Home edition doesnt support more than 1 gig, Pro does support 3 gigs (I dont know if it supports 4 though).
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