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64 bit XP Gaming

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April 29, 2010 4:01:07 AM

Hi, just a question about 64 bit gaming.
Pretty much, I have a gaming rig that I would like to put XP 64 bit on so I can have more than just 3.25GB of memory. I have heard that 64 bit isn't great for gaming compatibility wise. True or not true?

Thanks.

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April 29, 2010 4:56:50 AM

Well, i have Win 7 64 bit, & it has run all the games flawlessly so far, without a glitch. I played Crysis Warhead, COD 1-6 (except 3, obviously), Far Cry 2, Battlefield BC2, to name a few.
No problems whatsoever.
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April 29, 2010 6:16:46 AM

OK, good to know. Thanks.
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April 29, 2010 7:21:42 AM

on the other hand xp 64 bit is crappy...
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April 29, 2010 7:33:01 AM

XP 64 bit may be a bit problematic, not really in terms of running games, but hardware-wise. It was a VERY limited release which means that most people to my knowledge never bothered to write XP-64 drivers.

If you want 64bit computing plus more RAM, I highly recommend you switch to Windows 7.
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April 29, 2010 3:40:25 PM

I have used XP x64 for a number of years (Until W7 x64) and never had a problem. However the key to the question is the research. look at you system and check for drivers for every component including game controllers and the like.

XP x64 uses the same Kernal as Server 2003 x64 and is a rock solid O/S. Windows 7 benifits from the larger driver support and if you have to buy XP x64 I would recommend getting W7 x64 instead. If you already have XP x64 the go ahead and use it.
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May 7, 2010 5:44:28 AM

hollett said:

XP x64 uses the same Kernal as Server 2003 x64 and is a rock solid O/S. Windows 7 benifits from the larger driver support and if you have to buy XP x64 I would recommend getting W7 x64 instead. If you already have XP x64 the go ahead and use it.


So does W7 64 support older harware like the AMD 939 platform(a8n-sli)? Does it fall under W7's UDA or will W7 have a way of using the xp/xp64 drivers I already have?
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