64 bit windows

By maxglover1989
May 5, 2008
  1. will a 64 bit xp pro work on a quad core comp thats currently running vista 32 bit? and does it really make that much of a difference?
  2. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,425   +77

    I dont think it does make any difference except to give you many more incompatibility problems. Most sensible people would give it a miss for those reasons alone.

    Remember MS are doing their best to get rid of XP altogether in favour of Vista, so if you insisted on going 64-bit for some genuine reason like having a 64-bit application you MUST use for (say) video editing, then you should be looking at 64-bit Vista - XP-64 will not be getting a lot of attention from MS.
  3. maxglover1989

    maxglover1989 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 53


    Do i need a 64 bit processor or will the quad core that i have be ok?
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Just some info

    32 Bit is slowly being phased out.

    But I agree with gbhall, better to purchase Vista 64Bit

    Please put your System Specs in your Profile

    If you have a proprietory computer like Dell; HP; Acer etc, please manually write this in the mobo field (ie Dell Dimension 3100 - as an example)

    Waiting for specs ...
  5. maxglover1989

    maxglover1989 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 53

    there you go specs are uploaded
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Sorry for delay, I had to restart my computer !

    Intel® Core™2 Quad processor
    Intel® Core™2 Duo processor
    Intel® Pentium® Duo processor

    Yes it will take 64Bit
    And I knew this 10mins ago!!

    I have also cleaned out all my temp files in the restart too.
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