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December 11, 2003 5:40:52 AM

I'm trying to gather info on XP 64-bit. Is it commercially avaliable, is it woth it? I know hat 64 bits is the future and such, I'm just wondering if the future is now.

I'm building a Gaming Machine and I'm stuck on the choice of CPU P4 or a 64bit AMD. So I'm thinking of the future and so I come to Win XP 64. Any information on the OS is welcome.



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December 11, 2003 2:37:47 PM

My personal feeling on the matter is that it's too soon to make the switch over to 64 bit computing. But I'll be the first to admit that the AMD64 benchmarks look very promising compared to the current P4 processors. This is a question you may want to ask in the CPU forum, there's alot of discussion about it over there.

To answer your question, there is not currently a 64 bit WinXP available.
December 11, 2003 4:17:29 PM

Thanks a lot.
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December 14, 2003 5:23:54 AM

I figure it's about the right time. 1 GB RAM is becoming standard in new computers now, with 512 being pretty much the minimum for a main stream computer. You only ever see 256 MB in budget rigs now. We're gonna start hitting the magic 4 GB limit soon, and when we do we shouldn't be just starting with mainstream 64 bit stuff. There has to be a slow progression just like how AMD is doing it to give the slow upgraders the chance to catch up to the hardcore users.

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December 14, 2003 3:40:08 PM

Not sure about this but for minimum in the future 64gbs isn't 1gb gonna be like min and 2GB is gonna be like what most people will have cause of the OS?.... Next system i go with im gonna throw in 3GB i think

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80gb Maxtor
200gb WD 8mb cache..
Lian-Li PC-60
Lite-On 52X
AMD XP2800+
LeadTek GeForce 4 Ti4200 w/vivo 128mb 8x
Hitachi CML174
1 GB Corsair XMS PC3200 Cas2
December 21, 2003 7:20:54 PM

A 64 bit OS is good but you really need apps for it. I am personlly waiting for AMD to reach 3.0 ghz before I upgrade though they are taking their sweet time. I'm probably going to upgrade from my old 1.33 gzh thunderbird system to whatever is 2-3 notches below their best product around the emd of the summer 2004, I'm hoping the 64bit cpu prices will drop and there will be more support for it.