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64 bit cpu?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by fastrhino, Nov 4, 2005.

  1. fastrhino

    fastrhino Nibble Poster

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    a workmate told me to go for an amd64 bit cpu in my new build because intel's pentium4 is only 32 bit why do i think this sounds like bull@~#t i don't know much about cpus but i feel sure the 630 p4 upwards would be on par with anything amd is making


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  2. Phoenix
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    anything with the EMT64 extensions are 64bit
     
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  3. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    You will only get a benefit from 64bit if you put a 64bit OS on it. Otherwise the speed/performance is much the same for a given clock speed.

    Note that some 64 bit processors won't run 32 bit OSes.

    IMHO - unless you need lots of power, or are running heavyweight databases, then 64 bit is overkill at the moment. This will change of course!

    Some current Intel chips run *very* hot, which is considered by some to be a major disadvantage.

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  4. wagnerk
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    Not only that but if you choose a 64 bit OS to go with your 64 bit processor, there is no anti-virus software currently available on the market (not yet anyway).
     
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  5. ffreeloader

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    Well, if you choose Linux there is no need of an antivirus.... There are a few 64 bit Linux OS's around....
     
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  6. moominboy

    moominboy Gigabyte Poster


    just out of curiousity freddy but which ones?
     
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  7. fastrhino

    fastrhino Nibble Poster

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    it seems i need to consider all this before i buy my hardware for my first build project, see new thread for full spec and give your opinions.


    thanks all
     
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