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Old 02-02-2004, 10:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am browsing for stuff for my new comp, and I found a $350 difference between the AMD 64 Retail and the AMD FX.
Is the FX a pricy overclocked version or is there actually a significant difference?

I don't dare ask the question "AMD or P4?"
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the AMD-64 is a 64-bit processor as opposed to a 32-bit, meaning it can address more memory (ie: 32-bit can address something like 64GB of ram whereas the 64-bit processor can address 8EB) here is a good article on 64-bit processing

http://zdnet.com.com/2100-11-502578.html?legacy=zdnn
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Is it worth buying for a new comp, I have heard that 64 bit is not supported by anything and therefore pretty useless...whatever that means.
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the amd 64 can run both 32 and 64 bit applications and is the better price I woudlent go with the fx51 because it is allot more expensive for not too signifigant of an increase in performance though there is a noticable difference. If you want to go 64 go with the amd 64 3400+ it is not as expensive as the fx and you dont have to buy ecc registered memory etc but will offer allot of performance

as for memory a 32 bit pc can address 4 gb where as a 64 bit could have a terabite (though that wont happen anytime soon)
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Eye see.

Well, by the looks of things I will stick with something other than the 64 then.
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I would go with a 64 if I were you just not the fx 51 the 3200+ and the 3400+ are the performing and cost friendly chips on the market and thats what you should go with
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