motherboard and xp 64bit

February 26, 2009 at 15:45:43
Specs: Windows XP
Hi there,
I was just wondering whether it matters what motherboard you have if you want to use a 64bit OS (was thinking xp pro 64bit rather than vista)

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#1
February 26, 2009 at 15:55:04
Yes it does to get the best performance. You need to make sure that the chip is a 64 bit capable...Most dual cores are but on older computers with older chips then no it will not be a good thing!

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#2
February 26, 2009 at 16:09:39
Thanks for the reply, I have an AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core processor 4400+, i'm hoping the 64 refers to 64bits as i don't really want to folk out for a new motherboard and processor

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#3
February 26, 2009 at 16:21:18
It's 64bit but is the software you wish to run also 64bit?

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#4
February 26, 2009 at 16:22:36
That will work just great for the xp 64 bit operating system.

Before making the change though....be sure to gather all the hardware drivers for the 64 bit first....the 32 bit hardware will sometimes cause issues trying to run in 64 bit mode.

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#5
February 26, 2009 at 16:35:34
I'm not a Vista fan but from what I've read, Vista 64 is much better than XP 64 in terms of driver/software support. Maybe someone out there who's had actual experience with the two OS's can confirm that one way or the other.

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#6
February 26, 2009 at 16:39:23
good point, totally didn't think that far ahead, could have been messy, i'm not a fan of vista either, but if vista 64 is better than xp 64, i might have to rethink

thanks for your help and advice guys!


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