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Old October 27, 2008, 07:08 PM
D4ng3r D4ng3r is offline
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Default 64 bit necessary with a dual core?

I have the option to get a performance-modded (all unnecessary proccesses stopped, or something to that effect) xp 32 bit, or I can wait an extra two or so weeks for a regular 64bit xp. I am getting an e7200 in the new rig I am building, as well as probably in the next 6 months upgrading from 2 gigs of ram to 4 gigs.

What do you think? Primarily gaming rig. Should I go for the 64 bit, even if it will take a bit longer? Is it worth the wait? Does xp really work well in 64 bit? Are there different drivers I will need, and are they hard to find? Will I be loosing that ~500mb if I go 32bit (3.5gigs showing), and will that make a HUGE difference?

Looking for future-proof-ish ideas.

Thanks guys :)
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