I'm not sure I understand what is faster?
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2/19/06 at 3:06pm
Originally Posted by zaphod911
dual core is actually two processors on the same die, so if you get a 3.8 ghz opteron dual core processor, it really is 3.8 x 2, thus making it faster in benchmarks against other cpus. in reality, since nothing really takes advantage of it yet, the only real speed increase you'll notice is with how many programs you run at once...
64 bit is entirely different. as far as i understand 64 bit based on how the os is actually written. thus making it twice as fast as 32 bit processors. (correct me if im wrong, i really dont understand too much of 64 bit cpus)
either way, i beg to differ that these techs. wont be used for some time. as i recall vista will be both 64 bit and utalize dual core cpus... plus if you like linux, there are already stuff out there for you to use.
Originally Posted by pflanagan
What leads you to the conclusion that 64 bit operating systems are more stable? I have never heard of anything like that before, only that they have some driver issues for some components. Not saying there is less stability, but logically I can't think of any reason something that is 64 bit would be more stable then its 32 bit counterpart. Also a 32 bit app will not run any faster on a 64 bit os or 64 processor, just the same as it did before. I would like you to cite some sources to back up where you are getting these conclusions from.
Originally Posted by ew2x4
Two reasons why it's more stable (which you would have already known if you have read above).
One, Windows XP Professional x64 edition is built on the Windows Server 2003 operating system. It is not the same as the XP kernel. Basic reasoning is that a Server operating system that is meant for stability will lead to... well... a more stable operating system.
Two, I HAVE EXPERIENCE USING IT, unlike everyone here it seems.
Now, about 32 bit apps running faster, again, it has to do with experience. Also, opening programs and obtaining other files will be much quicker because it depends on a faster operating system.
Again, if you need to look into this further because you're skeptical, go to planetamd64.com It is by far the best resource for 64 bit information.
I should start a poll and see how many people have acctually used a 64 bit OS or dual core/cpu and then see if they have given out information about the two. My guess is near nobody on here have used either.