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Old 07-22-2007, 10:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i was just wondering how much of a performance boost do i get from xp x64?
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i was just wondering how much of a performance boost do i get from xp x64?
64-bit code is faster than 32-bit code, but you will only see improved performance when running 64-bit programs.
Most programs are still 32-bit.

You might have some problems running programs on x64 edition though. But I think there are enough drivers for most hardware.
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Old 07-23-2007, 12:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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hmmmm. should i stay x86 or upgrade to x64?
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As a user of x64, I would say stay where you're at for now. There is no noticeable performance boost yet, since most programs aren't made for x64 (as stated earlier). Consider upgrading in a few months or so.
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how about vista vs xp?

i heard vista is now capable of giving up ram if another program needs it but is vista willing to give up CPU usage?
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