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 Post subject: Windows 64-bit Is it worth the try?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2004 8:39 am 
Little Foot
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I got an AMD 3500+ and I'm thinking on testing this new OS. Is there any issues with drivers and/or apps? I'm using the computer mostly for gaming and browsing.

Do I need to get special drivers for my sound card or video card?

Thx


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2004 9:17 am 
Bitchin' Fast 3D Z8000
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Assuming you're talking about the version for AMD64...as far as I know it's beta...treat it for what it's worth.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 64-bit Is it worth the try?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2004 1:38 pm 
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kabronzky wrote:
I got an AMD 3500+ and I'm thinking on testing this new OS. Is there any issues with drivers and/or apps? I'm using the computer mostly for gaming and browsing.

Do I need to get special drivers for my sound card or video card?

Thx


yes, you will need the 64-bit version drivers. as for the softwares, i believe the 32-bit versions will work, just won't take advantage of anything, and might even be slower.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2004 6:18 pm 
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Need 64 bit drivers on a 64 bit operating system? Oh yeah. I remember going from Windows 3.1 (16 bit) to Windows 95 (32 bit) and there were a lot of old 16 bit drivers that Win95 didn't like at all. Can you say BSOD? :shock:

If the manufactures don't have the 64 bit drivers for public consumption yet, then I would seriously hold off on installing a 64 bit operating system - that is unless you love to debug system crashes. :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2004 4:37 am 
Bitchin' Fast 3D Z8000
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heh, crashes due to using 32bit drivers on a 64bit system aren't a problem, 32bit drivers won't install on xp64 :). Seriously though, I've got a list of various 64bit drivers around here, that I could post. Maybe I should get off my butt and post it.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2004 6:11 am 
Little Foot
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Ok, looks like I'd go trough hell. I remember those days when windows 95 first started. Also with w2k there were a few problems, not that many because NT 4 was somehow compatible.

I think I'll leave it for now, I was expecting to get better performance for games, but if it's going to emulate 32-bits, then it's going to run slower.


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