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Old 01-05-2009, 09:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Whats the different

what one is better for a high end cpu

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Old 01-05-2009, 09:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It is more than just a CPU, it is the entire structure of the system. 64 bit system is theoretically twice as fast as a 32 bit one. Reason being 64 bits of data pass at one time, so it takes half the time to run commands. Sure you get support of more RAM, but the boards now adays don't really support a ton more than say 16 gig anyways.
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For more than 3Gb ram 64bit OS is needed. Its a little more stable as well, generally. Just have to wait for games and programs to catch up and release in 64bit.
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Not to mention the fact there really aren't any chips yet powerful enough to take advantage of all that bandwidth.

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Old 01-06-2009, 12:32 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Go with 64-bit just future proofing and let's you expand

But Windows 7 comes out soon...so idk really :P

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