I'm on x64!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Khayman, Aug 6, 2005.

  1. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    Just got x64 up and runnning, only took....7 hours! damn raid controlers!
     
  2. LordOfLA

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    hehe either dont use raid or use a sensible raid controller, or go beat BillG with a Baguette :p
     
  3. NetRyder

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    Cool. :)
    I'll probably go 64-bit only once Vista hits Beta 2 or RC. The A64 4000+ is still sitting there in its packaging.
     
  4. LordOfLA

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    you should go to 64bit hardware now :)
     
  5. mfarley

    mfarley OSNN Senior Addict Folding Team

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    COngrats, I'm posting from my x64 install as well. =) Though mine didn't take 7 hours to install, it did take 2 months to get up the nerve.
     
  6. bparrott

    bparrott OSNN One Post Wonder

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    I just got mine set up a few days ago also. Noticed a definite speed increase although I also upgraded from an IDE hard drive to SATA:). Only gripe I have is that I'm not happy with the current selection of virtual drive software. Daemon Tools should be out any day though.
     
  7. jimi_81

    jimi_81 Moderator Political User

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    im on a c64! jk (been drinking)
     
  8. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Well whatcha waiting for? Break out the a64 already.

    :)
     
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  10. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    MMm, dreamy
     
  11. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    what benefits are there to xp64 over 32? my friend has a 64-bit machine but hasn't been in a hurry to get xp64 because he shouldn't see any gain in 3d apps (games :p), right?
     
  12. LordOfLA

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    if he uses his pc for mostly games he should stick to 32bit.
     
  13. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    As far as I am aware only Far Cry has a 64 bit version so far.

    As for anything else I can't really comment on speed differences since my old computer was really old, so everything seems to run much faster now :)
     
  14. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    so even games and apps have to be 64-bit specific? i thought it was just drivers.
     
  15. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    32bit apps will run fine (for the most part) but if they are not built/compliled for 64 bit then they can;t use the extra umpf
     
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  16. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    gotcha, thanks.

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  17. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Well you say that but Photoshop CS2 has special optimisations.
    I also reckon World of warcraft is 64bit as it doesn't have that *32 in processes.
     
  18. Luna

    Luna OSNN Senior Addict Folding Team

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    That is very interesting.

    I have a copy of Xp64 but was forced to go back to 32 until Rhapsody decides to make their software support xp64 :-/. Hopefully that won't take too long so I can give WoW a try again.
     
  19. trackrat

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    When I first built my 64 3500 I loaded windows 64 bit OS on it ( that was about 6 months ago) and I could not get my scanner to work, trying to set up raid and SATA drives was a nightmare plus several programs threw wobblies.
    So it was back to 32 bit and no problems.
     
  20. Luna

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    That was six months ago hehe...

    I had no problem with RAID on my nforce 4 sli board, and the only application that does not work for me is Rhapsody.