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Vista : x86 vs x64

Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by Defu, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. Defu

    Defu Member

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    I hear alot of people are having issues with the x64, something about drivers. Can I get a few opinions on which I should go with? Also, I'm using a Intel D 3.0, is it x86 or x64? One more question, will vista x64 run on x86?

    Thank you.
     
  2. vegeta66

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    first off all amd and intel processors are x86 based, x64 is just an extension of x86 meaning, it's a 64 bit processor. hence *x86-64*, older processors such as the earlier p4s were 32bit. *x86-32*(a side note x64 processors will also run x32) the best for you to use would be the 32bit version of vista it'll save you alot of time and heartache, x64 is great but windows just isnt ready for it yet... And there are several different versions of windows to support x32 and x64

    vista x32
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116195

    vista x64
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116200

    and your pentium d is x86-64, so yes it supports x64, but theres no advantage in using a x64 version of vista, vista is new and will be having problems for awhile yet.
     
  3. Defu

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    whats the difference between the retail and upgrade versions of vista?
     
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    moved to correct forum
     
  5. saraconor

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    x86 bit can run x64 and x32 processes, x86 is used interchangeably with x64
     

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