32bit vs 64bit xp


#1

1. which is better performance and speedwise?

2. will existing 32bit softwares work on 64bit xp?

3. Which 64bit version is the best?


#2

XP 64 has lots of driver issues...but existing 32 bit software can be run (through WOW64)...


#3

At this time, as I understand it, there isn't really any advantage to 64-bit vs 32-bit except that you can use more RAM (more than 4GB) with 64-bit Windows. 64-bit Windows is more secure I think, because Microsoft has some kernel level protection in there which they don't have in 32-bit.

As for the drivers, there are problems, but I think they're far less frequent than they were when it first came out.

My advice is that you get 32-bit - why take the risk of driver issues when there isn't a huge advantage to 64-bit?


#4

loading games are hard on 64 bit


#5

as guys mentioned there are lot of issue using 64 bit win coz most software are made for bit 32 windows but a huge advantage is that most virus won't effect your computer coz there are around 75% of viruses and malawares and spywares which only activate on win32. But I tested 64 for about a month some time back and there was no difference between speed or performance as compare to xp32 so i switched back to win32Xp with uptodate nod32 antivirus ... :)


#6

64bit all da way!!!

pwns 32-bit in every aspect. the drivers issue isn't that much of an issue with vista64, if you've got a new pc, almost everythign will work outta the box.


#7

Oh and by the way, I should add that if you're considering a new system, think about going for Vista.