February 3, 2009 at 8:01 am #28521
Does a 64 bit processor really process info quicker than a 32 bit? Alot of people say it is not worth the trouble because you need 64 bit software and drivers to go with it..March 19, 2009 at 4:56 am #31077
Well, considering that about 75 to 80 percent of motherboards AND cpus being manufactured are 64 Bit, you would be hard pressed not to get on and even know it, in fact my older sempron, from AMD at 2 Ghz, was 64 bit, i didn't even know it until i accidentally installed windows 7 64 bit on itwas nice to notice....and as far as the software to run it, many new softwares are coming out with native 64 bit support, and windows 7 is also rumored to be the last os that comes in the 32 bit flavor, but just in case you want it in a number aspect, and also to put it into perspectivethe bit number is the total number of bits a processor can handle at any given time, therefor a 32 bit processor can handle 32 bits of data, at any given time, a bit, in case you dont know, is an electrical 1 or 0.so then a 32 bit processor can handle this:11111111111111111111111111111111which in Decimal (what we normally use) it would be this:4,294,967,295that's4 Billion 294 Million 967 Thousand and 295and once again in perspective for 64 bit, it can handle this (twice as many bits)1111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111Which literally translates into:18,446,744,073,709,551,615thats:18 Quintillion 446 Quadrillion 744 Trillion 73 Billion 709 Million 551 Thousand and 615so if the 32 bit processor capacity is double, which many people think its double to get to 64 bit, then the comparison would be as follows8,589,934,590vs18,446,744,073,709,551,615thats how they should post this on the 64 bit community website 😛for those of you whom dont know anything about binary, here is a small example:in binary, which is an exponential number system, each place is worth 2 so1 in binary is 1 in decimal01 is still 1and 10 is 211 is 3100 is 4so lets seewhen you go from 1 to 10 in decimal, you multiply by tenin binary when you go from 1 to 10 you multiply by twoso the first number place1is worth 1 in decimal and 1 in binaryand the second column (the first X 2)in decimal = 10in binaryMarch 19, 2009 at 5:17 am #31078
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 Tips4pcMarch 19, 2009 at 5:22 am #31079
the processor does not determine compatibility, or even the bitrate it runs at, its all dictated by the os, so you can install a 32 but os on a 64 bit computer and it will run, and all programs, excepting 64 bit ones will run, but when you run a 64 bit os, MOST, excepting only very few, programs will run in 64 bit, even if they were made for 32, the main exceptions are drivers.if you do have an older item you need toMarch 19, 2009 at 5:33 am #31080
Most 32bit software will run on 64bit OS, but not all. Drivers are always an issue too of course, as anyone who bought Vista a year ago will tell you
Mitz from Tips4pcMarch 19, 2009 at 5:40 am #31081
ok, yes, true, and also if you have an old windows, and are upgrading your pc, you dont want to spend 200 bucks on a new pc, just for 64 bit 😛 yetSeptember 2, 2011 at 9:59 am #31082kendonenParticipant
A 32 bit processor is faster than a 64 bit processor, 64 bit processors are very commonly used that you can find it easily in any home pc but the main difference is the hardware you are having on your machine. For 32 bits there isnâ€™t any need of any wide main bus to carry 32 bits at a time but for 64 bits its must that you should have a wider bus to carry 64bits. The main difference between a 32 bit and 64 is that 32 bit system has 4gb(gigabytes) of space for addressing means that the 32 bit system has a limit of 4GB RAM to process data where as the 64 bit operating system has 2^64 bits of space to address and supports 16 hexabytes of RAM to process data. A person who does not care about the category will find 64 bit more beneficial than 32 bit because he can use 64 bit OS with 32 bit Os and softwares. If we compare 64 bit with 32 bit OS, 64 bit is faster and performs more upgraded silicon processes and have more no of transistors which proves it to be more advantageous than 32 bit. Now most of the software companies are developing their softwares in accordance to the 64 bit environment, itâ€™s really hard for the consumers to run a 64 bit application in 32 bit environment, in this case they have to upgrade their hardwareâ€™s such as RAM which is also a big issue because most of the computer users have less than 1Gb in their systems. So instead of changing your hardware day by day I would recommend d32 bit OS which is more user friendly and enables it users to run applications of 64 bit in 32 bit environment.February 6, 2012 at 6:37 am #31083frozParticipant
The terms 32-bit and 64-bit refer to the way a computer's processor handles information. The 64-bit version of Windows handles large amounts of random access memory (RAM) more effectively than a 32-bit system..Microsoft Chat SupportFebruary 7, 2012 at 12:33 pm #31084frozParticipant
A 32 bit processor is faster than a 64 bit processor, 64 bit processors are very commonly used that you can find it easily in any home pc but the main difference is the hardware you are having on your machine..May 7, 2012 at 5:43 am #31085gladiolusParticipant
The terms 32-bit and 64-bit refer to the way a computer's processor (also called a CPU), handles information…May 7, 2012 at 5:43 am #31086gladiolusParticipant
I agree with froz….May 30, 2012 at 5:02 am #31087AnonymousInactive
A 32 bit processor is faster than a 64 bit processor.64 bit processor commonly used that you can find easily in any pc. In 32 bits processor isnâ€™t required of any wide main bus to carry 32 bits at a time but in 64 bit processor is must required wide bus to carry 64 bits.The main difference between a 32 bit and 64 is that 32 bit system has 4gb(gigabytes) of space for addressing means that the 32 bit system has a limit of 4GB RAM to process data where as the 64 bit operating system has 2^64 bits of space to address and supports 16 hex bytes of RAM to process data.August 31, 2012 at 6:56 am #31088froz2Participant
The 64-bit version handles large amounts of RAM more effectively than a 32-bit system..October 10, 2012 at 11:56 am #31089Nyle RemeParticipant
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