How fast is winxp 64bit compared to winxp 32bit?

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  1. NPT

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    assuming both are tested on the same 64bit system
     
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    faster doing what?
     
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    64-bit doesn't increase speed. It increases capacity. If you're moving a lot of data, 64-bit can move it in larger chunks. If you're performing very precise calculations, 64-bit is more precise. That's about it.

    Granted, there is a lot of data to be moved inside a PC, so 64-bit does reduce a lot of bottlenecks, but it's not a magic spell that makes computing instantly better than it ever was before.
     
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    i blew away my 64 WinXP last night. There are not enough programs out there (for home users) which make use 64 bit. Most applications still use 32bit library and never touch the extra 32.

    I also found that the complacations when using poorly coded software on a 64 bit machine was a headache. You're better off getting dualcore vs 64 (for the time being).
     
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    That won't be an option for long. AMD64 has been around for years now, the Athlon XP and Pentium 4 are both obsolete, and intel's new Core 2 Duo has 64-bit cores.
     

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