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Subjectdrivers were the problem. Reply to this message
Posted byBryzian
Posted on05/17/10 08:27 PM

I recently purchased a brand new laptop with win7 64bit and the only thing 32 bit it didn't like is drivers. It runs 32bit apps fine. If you have old hardware that doesn't have a 64bit driver, thats where you will run into the problems. My Vista desktop is still 32bit and I wish I would of got it 64bit. 32bit is way too limiting on memory.

> Just run your 32-bit stuff inside a virtual machine...
> Yes it will suck for some recent games for some time, but chances are engines
> will be ported to 64-bit (if they do not support it already). There is a bit of
> bottleneck in CPU speed (which hasn't increased much recently, just multiplying
> cores for better parallelism) but you will have more RAM available, which should
> make disk access faster if they're preloaded in memory for emulation.
> I really hope 64 bits support got better though. I tried it some years ago
> (built a 64bit PC around 2005) and was very disappointed with lack of proper
> driver and binary support (not as bad as using a Mac/Linux but still very
> annoying compared to the "normal" PC experience). Hopefully 5-6 years later
> this has massively improved?
> [download a life]

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*The end of 32 bit pc's is near...  n2locarz05/17/10 04:37 PM
.*so what? it's progress  newsdee05/17/10 06:45 PM
...drivers were the problem.  Bryzian05/17/10 08:27 PM
...*You nailed it..   n2locarz05/19/10 00:57 AM
.*With all due respect...  Paratech05/17/10 05:52 PM