Upgrading to 64 bit

  rbolwell2 17:57 17 Nov 2005

I am considering upgrading to 64 bit. If i install a 64bit processor & Motherboard, Do I have to have Microsoft windows x64 installed.

The reason I am asking is i have seen PCs advertised with 64 bit technology which ship with XP Home (no mention of a 64 bit OS)

also do the other components i.e, memory, graphics cards, sound cards etc have to be 64 bit compatable.


  Diemmess 18:26 17 Nov 2005

As I understand it, this is so called future proofing. There is very little software written for 64 bitPCs. Certainly nothing for the 'Home' type of computer...... so far!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:55 17 Nov 2005

Big probem with XP64 is lack of drivers at the moment stick with Home for the time being.

^$bit cpu ok t fit ready for futher software.

  malgall 20:35 17 Nov 2005

i would not recommend upgrading just for 64bit
the same goes for dual core
there is no doubt that both will be the future
but untill windows and software make more use of them only upgrade for more power in general

i own amd 2100xp my next upgrade will be a whole new system because i will change so much
this will be the second computer i have brought
the other has been upgraded over from a pentium 90
th present

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