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I think the bottom line with 32v64 bit at the moment is how much use it is to you personally. There is no doubt at all that 64 bit is potentially much faster. That being said, its only faster if the software is designed to make use of the extra computing power.You can get software which does not support 64bit technology, and therefore the software may not even work on a 64bit computer.You can get software which is 64bit compatible, which means the software will run on 64bit systems, but still only runs at 32bit speeds. This category covers most modern software.And of course, you can get software which is designed specifically for 64bit machines, and takes full advantage of the extra capabilities of 64bit technology. These programs are incredibly fast when combined with a 64bit OS, and a very modern high end computer.If you only want to use your computer for basic stuff like cd burning, emails, photo editing etc, and you dont want to replace all your old software, its probably better to stick with 32bit. If you have higher demands, have an ace computer, and you are willing to shell out the moola for the best modern software, then 64bit is definitely the way to go.This also applies to quadcore processors. Software needs to be designed specifically to take advantage of all 4 cores, or the advantages are minimal. I have a QX9650, one of the very best Intel quadcores, and in most cases, there is little speed difference between this and my older dualcore PC.
Mitz from Tips4pc