Windows 64 Bit (pre release) Op system

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Tweakfiend, Sep 7, 2004.

  1. Tweakfiend

    Tweakfiend OSNN Senior Addict

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    Have downloaded above from M/Soft with reg key before thinking of building Socket 939 system.
    Has any one used this yet in their 64 Bit system, if so how does it pan out ?
     
  2. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I used the first beta a while ago wasn't too impressed, the seocnd beta landed on my desk yesterday, but haven't looked at it yet
     
  3. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    you're gonna have driver problems, all in all, I think you'll be fine with 32 bits..just tri boot with win 64, the 32 bit xp and the linux 64 bit

    for end users, for now, not any real gain with the os

    this is more for large Windows servers that are running into restrictions on how much work they can do, how many clients they can support, because of limits on the address space available for the file cache.

    64 bit os's are operating systems that can use a 64 bit address space.

    there'is nothing that prevents operating systems, applications, and database servers running on 32 bit platforms from using 64 bit integers for differant purposes.

    basically the 64 allows better memory access also, "long mode" on amd64 gives you access to 64 bit registers, more general purpose registers, and similar things that'll help well compiled code.

    also, benefits to the paged and nonpaged pools. With 48 TB of virtual address space, limits disappear.

    none of this means much to us, and the os becomes just a toy for us to play with
     
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  4. Tweakfiend

    Tweakfiend OSNN Senior Addict

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    Perris... thanks for your feedback.
     
  5. desie

    desie OSNN Senior Addict

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    64Bit Linux rocks, also them G5's are nice used one thursday
     
  6. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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    My dads gf has a 64bit chip and uses 32bit windows and 64bit on the other drive and i can tell a difference in 32bit. I am hopin to get 64bit this christmas or next. :)