View Full Version : ok, so here goes

17-12-2004, 11:14 PM
i have finished my pc, its an athlon 64 3000+ with, a gigabyte k8ns, powercolor radeon 9600xt 128mb, nutech 16x dual layer dvd +/- writer, 512mb ddr400 pc3200, 120gb seagate 7200 rpm barracuda, pixelview play tv pro, 17' cmv lcd screen (12ms refresh rate), i love it, i ran motherboard monitor 5 and it reported back that it had an average temperature (cpu) of 55c, and the case 25c, i think maye i should put some case fans in. The main problem i have encountered however is i have loaded windows xp 64 bit edition, the real deal, its crap, incompatible with many programs including vital utilities, i know i should instal the linux 64 bit kernal, but im just wonderingwhat other peoples experience has been with xp 64 bit, would i notice much of a difference running just standard windows xp pro 32 bit?
thanks in advance,

17-12-2004, 11:17 PM
i never even knew it was out

17-12-2004, 11:18 PM
it isnt, its beta edition (serves me right) lol

Murray P
17-12-2004, 11:20 PM
No official XP 64 bit yet AFAIK and no app's worth your while to run on it.

Linux is quiet a bit further down the track but, not sure how far with the app's

17-12-2004, 11:23 PM
i think i have figured that out a bit to late, oh well, i have the weekend to reload windows

18-12-2004, 12:07 AM
Looks like WinXP 64-Bit missed out the paragraphing module.

18-12-2004, 01:37 AM
From my own experience, with Windows XP 64 bit running 64 bit programs, you can expect as much as a 15% increase in performance.
On the other hand, expect on average a 30% decrease in performance from 32 bit applications.

Until the majority of the programs you use on a day to day basis become available in 64 bit editions, don't waste your time.

18-12-2004, 02:35 AM
....Or use Linux ;-)

Gentoo is making leaps and bounds in this area!

18-12-2004, 09:28 AM
Quick answer: no

If you want to make full use of the 64-bit capabilities, I suggest converting to Linux ;)