64 bit system vs 32 bit system questions...

  athenrye 13:44 05 Sep 2008

im looking to buy a new computer, i was checking out mesh and they seem to be going for the new 64 bit system on most pcs

if you upgrade! to a 32 bit system it costs £60, which i find strange...

anyway if i go for the 64 bit system have they sorted out the compatible issues with drivers etc yet?

or will my old pheriphals printers scanners etc etc and old programes on my current pc not work ont he new 64 biut system

any help would be appreciated

oh im looking to spend £700 on a spec which must be a 4gb ram and 22 inch monitor, not looking for much else included other than the usual bits and bobs, if you have any other manufacturers in mind!


  skidzy 13:53 05 Sep 2008

My personal choice here would be Dell,

click here customise to suit,change the monitor to 22" and the ram to 4GB,should come out just under £700 with free delivery.

To many problems with 64 bit for me...but your choice.

  theDarkness 15:17 05 Sep 2008

If youre concerned about compatibility and running old or all current hardware then it may be wise to avoid 64bit like the plague- many developers are still only concentrating with 32bit since its still the standard in both xp and vista. I have a new 32 bit mesh msi laptop and compatibility for all my xp software and hardware (eg using my old hp printer/scanner) has been good, no issues in compatibility at all

  Zeppelyn 16:30 05 Sep 2008

No issues here with 64 bit ultimate which I've been using for 18 months. Most apps work OK as 64 bit Windows includes a 32 bit emulator. Also a 32 bit system cannot use 4 Gb of ram. My old HP Deskjet worked fine with it as did my HP scanjet. My guess that with a new PC you will have SP1 and that includes a lot more drivers, the only sure way is to check on your printer etc manufacturers site.

  skidzy 16:36 05 Sep 2008

good point regarding the 4GB of ram and 32bit os.it totally slipped my mind,well done for pointing this out.

  jack 16:42 05 Sep 2008

64 Bit Hard ware and 64 bit operating system.

64 bit hard ware processor/MoBo is fine to go for and is compatible with pretty well all software.
I have AMD 64 Athlone and Motherboard for some time and no issues.
However 64 bit Windows is another issue.
There is very little if any meaningful software available.

  athenrye 17:21 05 Sep 2008

i fancy this at £820, can the 32 bit bot hanble just over 3 gb ram?

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Memory 4096MB 800MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [4x1024]
Keyboard Logitech MX3200 Cordless Keyboard and Laser Mouse - Leading edge design, one-touch media controls
Monitor 22in E228WFP WIDESCREEN UK/Irish (1680 x 1050) TCO99 DVI-D
Video Card 256MB ATI® Radeon™ HD 2600 XT graphics card
Hard Drive Hard Drive 500GB Serial ATA non Raid (7200 Rpm)
Floppy Drives 19-in-1 Bluetooth Media Card Reader
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  GaT7 18:27 05 Sep 2008

Here's a 10% voucher code for the above system: 8CVDT35X7M0DS$ - enter at checkout. It brings the total to £741. Expires midnight TONIGHT 05/09/08.

Going through Quidco click here will give 4% cashback, which is ~£25.

If you go for this system - a Dell
Inspiron 530 click here & make the following changes to the default spec:

- 4096MB 800MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM
- 256MB ATI® Radeon™ HD 2600 XT graphics card
- DVD+/-RW & DVD Drives
- Logitech MX3200 Cordless Keyboard & Laser Mouse

You can do any other change(s) you fancy, but must take the price above £799. Then you're eligible to add this voucher code at checkout: BRZSZ4B4FDD?3V - to get 10% off, making the total £723. This code expires 10/09/08. Quidco cashback will give you £24.50.

Basic difference between the specs is that you're sacrificing a better case for a larger monitor, & making a saving of ~£15-20 with the 2nd one. G

P.S. Do you play any games - the latest ones I mean?

  athenrye 00:36 06 Sep 2008

sorry i didnt reply i was put on the p*sh tonight
can you give me another code thats would realluy help?

thanks for the advice

  athenrye 12:19 06 Sep 2008

anybody got a ten percent 10% off voucher for dell?
or was it just crossbow?

  GaT7 20:24 06 Sep 2008

The second code now works for the XPS 420 system - try it. The £823.19 price reduces to £740.87 with it. It expires on 10/09/08.

As I asked before, do you play any games? It's very important to answer this question if you do, as you'll need a much better graphics card. G

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