Re: 32 bit 64 bit... confusion

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by why?, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. why?

    why? Guest

    On 24 Oct 2009 13:41:54 GMT, bonius mcheadius wrote:

    >philo <> wrote in
    >news::
    >
    >> bonius mcheadius wrote:
    >>> 32 bit 64 bit... where is the difference?
    >>>
    >>> is it just is the software? or the hardware? i.e. the
    >>> motherboard/cpu?
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> if i have a computer thats running windows xp pro 32 bit, can i
    >>> upgrade(?) to the 64 bit version?


    <snip>

    >> Nope
    >> to go with a 64 bit OS you'd need a clean install.
    >>
    >> A 64 bit OS may give better performance for some applications...
    >> but the trade off is there may be a problem with driver
    >> availability...
    >>
    >> If you have applications that can run fine with 3 gigs of RAM or
    >> less... the 32bit version will be fine...
    >>
    >> OTOH if you need 4 gigs of RAM or more to run your applications...
    >> then you'd want the 64 bit version

    >
    >o.k., thanks, so the difference is all in the o.s., not the hardware.


    No it's both. To run a 64bit OS you need a 64bit motherboard / CPU.

    >that's what i was confused about.


    Well you still are after the philo reply.

    <snip>

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