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Old 11-20-2006, 03:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 64 bit or 32 bit? Dual core? What do i want?

I'm going to be buying a new computer with the free vista upgrade..I want to know should I go 64 bit dual core, 64 bit single core, or 32 bit dual core? It will be used for some gaming and visual studio mostly.


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64-bit dual core definitely, since you're a developer, you may need to be able to develop for dual-core, also for 64-bit. Plus they're future-proof.

Also, try to go for a Core 2 Duo, they're great for compiling big projects.


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hmmmmmm..... If you can get yourself a Intel Itanium2 Dual Core 1.66ghz it would be best since it is one of intels only "true" 64bit processors
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Itaniums aren't x86 compliant, however, and support for Windows for that stopped essentially when Windows x64 Pro came out.

If you don't mind using Linux, they're a great choice, but only if you need a large amount of processing power (like for a LARGE server).

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