Any benifit of 64bit nod on xp32 but 64bit processor?

Discussion in 'NOD32 version 2 Forum' started by justsomeguy, Jan 3, 2006.

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  1. justsomeguy

    justsomeguy Registered Member

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    Well the title is basically my question. Is there any benifit running nod 64bit (or any 64bit software) on windows xp 32bit but with a 64bit processor. Can software utilize the 64bit cpu without a 64bit OS?

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  2. CrazyM

    CrazyM Firewall Expert

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    The 64 bit version is designed specifically for the XP x64 operating system as it requires different drivers.

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  3. alglove

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    Since the software is compiled using 64-bit instructions, the operating system itself must also be able to handle these. A 64-bit app will not run on a 32-bit operating system, even if the CPU itself can handle 64 bits.
     
  4. Webby

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    Thanks alglove, I was waiting for the rest of that :-*

    Cheers Webby
     
  5. justsomeguy

    justsomeguy Registered Member

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    Thx's for the replies. I think I was a little tired when I asked that question. The answer should have been obvious to me.

    oh well. Thanks again.
     
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