32-bit v.s 64-bit

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  1. tisungho

    tisungho Registered Member

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    Hi,

    AFAIK, they are different in terms of memory addressing (32-bit wide and 64-bit wide memory). But I don't really know that 64-bit system is faster than 32-bit? Can I install 32-bit OS in 64-bit system?
     
  2. WSFuser

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    Some people say 64-bit is a bit faster; I dont really know.

    And yes you can install a 32-bit OS on a 64-bit computer.
     
  3. farmerlee

    farmerlee Registered Member

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    From what i've read, 64bit doesn't perform any better than 32bit. Personally i stick with 32bit as it has far better support and 64bit doesn't offer me anything i cannot do with 32bit.
     
  4. HURST

    HURST Registered Member

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    But 64 bit OS Win supports up to 4GB RAM...
     
  5. QQ2595

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    I think 64bit is faster when system deal with special computing. the multimedia(game/DVD...) need much float computing(before intel offer the MMX,SSE to speed up it in 32bit.).
     
  6. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Since you did not specify the OS, it would be somewhat difficult to assess. But I can tell you that 64-bit Linuxes that I'm running are much faster than 32-bit versions.
    Mrk
     
  7. Franklin

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    Bit off topic but would anyone have a link where I could download a legal trial of XP 64 bit?

    Tried MS sites but they all seem to point to Vista 64 bit.:doubt:
     
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