Can I Use Windows XP Professional x64 With..

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  1. Verocity
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    I am running XP Pro right now and was wondering if my processor would run xp pro x64.

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Se...5058&CatId=1971

    That is my processor, it says it has Intel EM64T, which supports 64 bit computing. So can I use x64 pro, Is anyone using something similar?

    Also, would this really result in change in speed? [​IMG] Thanks.
     
  2. fischju_original

    fischju_original I used to be a jerk before i got banned

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    Yes, but x64 doesnt improve speeds much, it is more of a hassle than what it is worth
     
  3. Verocity
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    Ok, thanks, anyone else have knowledge about it?
     
  4. zone97

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    Yes you will find some 32 bit apps that will not work on it. [​IMG] I have an AMD 64 and I didnt upgrade for that reason.
     
  5. fischju_original

    fischju_original I used to be a jerk before i got banned

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    If you have the HDD space, install both, and see for yourself
     
  6. corbs132

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    yup, i know it sucks. stick with 32 bit, or better yet, go to linux.

    (or if you have some more $, do what I did and go for a mac!)
     
  7. fischju_original

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    A....mac....I think this guy wants performance, not to be a self righteous asshole....
     
  8. Verocity
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    lol ok thanks guys, I may (in the furture) just install x64 and see how it performs.
     
  9. fischju_original

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    I would suggest making 2 partitions, one with x86, one with x64. The x64 just for games, and the other for general computing
     
  10. 111111111

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    And the irony is, the only self-righteous person on this thread is you.


    But I wouldn't buy a mac - I'd build a pc that can run mac os. best of both worlds.
     
  11. fischju_original

    fischju_original I used to be a jerk before i got banned

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    To quote Maddox "What is it about Apple that makes its users unable to shut their mouths? Everywhere I go, there's another asshole with a Mac preaching about how much better Macs are than PCs."

    It's an overpriced computer, not a social movement
     
  12. science

    science science rules

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    Please stay tuned for flame war
     
  13. Azimuth

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    watch out or this could snowball into another OS war, Mac fanboys love arguing

    @111111111

    http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
     
  14. fischju_original

    fischju_original I used to be a jerk before i got banned

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    Did you know that a much higher percentage of mac owners are above 55, as compared to pc owners? So much for the "young and hip" look
     
  15. Verocity
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    Ha, now that I think about it the people that do have macs are above 55.

    ha.
     
  16. tyasawa

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    comfort zone :D
    :/ but macs are not expensive anymore... i can get student discount too.. 200 au bucks cut...
     
  17. 111111111

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    There you go, proving my point.


    Azimuth : yeah, when I get some time I'm going to try out installing macos on my pc (all my components are compatible and I have the osx iso). For now I'll carry on using my wintel pc (which somehow makes me a mac fanboy - hohoho).
     
  18. Xeijin

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    Hear Hear!

    Been running it for a year now, absolutely wonderful [​IMG]
     
  19. blackjack

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    fischju want some cheese with your whine?

    Edit

    Wow what a brilliant, intellectual reply!
     
  20. mthrnite

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    I have a mac...
    ..and I'm not an [​IMG]

    ..at least, I don't think I'm an [​IMG]

    Do you think I'm an [​IMG]

    If you do, then obviously you're an [​IMG]

    i [​IMG]