Are either of the e8500 or Q9650 CPU true 64-bit CPUs?
My friends bought new PCs with those processors, and since 64-bit Operating Systems allows you to use more RAM (rather than 4 GB or less for 32-bit OS), I thought it would be a good idea if they used a 64-bit OS.
I heard that using 64-bit OS for 32-bit applications (or was it 32-bit CPU?) is bad, because the 64-bit OS will use an emulator for the 32-bit thing, and make things slower.
So, is it a good idea to use a 64-bit OS for either the e8500 or Q9650 cpu?