Technical question about 32 and 64 bit rates.

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  1. PC Principle

    PC Principle New Member

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    Bit rates determine how much memory the address bus can index, right? If you have a 32bit processor you can only use up to 4GB, and you can use a lot more if you have a 64bit one. is this the only advantage to using 64bit? It would be retarded to run a 64bit OS if you are not going to utilize over 4GB of memory, wouldent it?
     
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    The size of registers are also 64-bit, so theoretically programs can be further optimized (bitrate refers to bandwidth BTW). Some applications have 64-bit specific ports that are tuned for performance, though as a desktop user, you probably won't see the benefits.
     

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