64 bit windows xp worth trying?

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  1. Mike_J_Potter

    Mike_J_Potter Second Unit

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    I am upgrading my system from a pentium 4 to Athalon 64 3400+ I see that there is a free beta copy of 64 bit windows out? Is anyone using this yet, I know the drivers are scarce but it looks like everything I have will be compatible. How is the stablility on it, is it much faster? I am at the minimum going to try out a 64bit version of linux and see how that is also.
     
  2. Tekara

    Tekara Supporting Actor

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    I don't have a AMD64, so I can't say for sure, but I have been seeing more and more drivers written to include windows 64 and there's said to be a substantial gain in performance, so giving the new os a shot may not be such a bad idea.
     
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    All I can say is if it's free, you might as well give it a shot.
     
  4. Chris PC

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    I would say that the best way would be to dual-boot with 32-bit windows XP? Make sense?
     

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