Re: 32 or 64?
- From: "PoLKo" <polko@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2005 20:02:57 GMT
Thank You all for reply. My biggest concern is not to end up with obsolete
laptop in couple of years, when everything maybe only 64 bit. I am not
planning on bying new machine in less then 6-7 years, so I was thinking then
buying 64 bit will have more future. Then again, don,t know what else I can
expect from 64 bit apps have which I don,t have already - 3 D view, super
sound and look? Still have few days to decide, so all Your input counts...
thank You again
"James T." <turajb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> On Sun, 27 Nov 2005 06:06:15 +0000, PoLKo wrote:
>> I hope to get some advice from You. Considering getting laptop either
>> now or early next year. With Widows 64 and new 64 chips I am not sure if
>> I should stay with 32 bit ( I can get great deal on new Dell now) or go
>> with 64 AMD. Mostly I am doing MS Office, Web, Front Page, some picture
>> editing. Now, can someone tell me what advantage can I expect from 64
>> bit programs? will they run faster, have better graphic? Also comparing
>> same configuration as far as RAM and video goes, which will be running
>> faster present 32 bit programs-Dell Pentium 1.73 M or HP AMD Turion 1.8?
>> Also is there any reason why HP doesn't offer Windows MC with AMD? Thank
>> You for any advice
> Using an AMD Athon64 3200+ CPU in my desktop for 1.5 year now, and trying
> both Windows (32 & 64 bit) & Fedora Core Linux (32 & 64 bit), I can tell
> you what I found, from my own experiences.
> The following assumes you are comparing a 32 bit & 64 bit CPU of the same
> With the Windows OS & apps you noted, you will not see any noticeable
> difference - since all the apps are pretty much all 32 bit programs. In
> order to tap into the power of a 64 bit CPU, your OS & all of your apps
> must be compiled for the 64 bit CPU.
> In the 64 bit version of windows, when you run a 32 bit compiled program,
> windows would need to emulate the 32 bit environment. Even though you
> would normally have more memory registers & possibly a faster bus speed
> with the 64 bit CPU, the 32 bit emulation would cancel out most of the
> advantages of the 64 bit hardware's speed increase on your system.
> Overall a speed increase of a 64 bit CPU could be upwards of about 30%,
> when compared to that of a 32 bit CPU of the same speed.
> From my experiences with my desktop's Athon64 CPU, a speed
> increase of about 10% to 15% was noticed when running this 64 bit CPU,
> with a 32 bit Linux OS & 32 bit software. A 15% to 30% approximate
> increase was seen when running this CPU in full 64 bit mode. This means
> using the 64 version of the same Linux OS & the same exact software which
> was compiled for 64 bit.
> With windows, the same basic results were found. However each test
> resulted with a few percentage points lower, due to the normal windows
> bloat and eye-candy (when compared to that of the Linux desktop). Also
> testing under windows was limited, due to the lack of software compiled
> for 64 bit.
> I would say go with a faster 32 bit mobile CPU & more RAM, then paying the
> extra money for a 64 bit CPU. The 32 bit processor will be sufficient for
> your everyday needs. The 32 bit mobile processors should also run a
> little cooler, and should give you a little better battery life, which is
> important to selecting a good laptop.
> This is my view of things, and my finding are that of my own testing using
> my 64 bit desktop. Take everything I stated with a grain of salt, and do
> your own homework to see if a 64 bit laptop is really what you need & is
> In my humble opinion, unless you are a Linux power user (like myself), I
> see no reason you should go with a 64 bit laptop -- as you will not gain a
> marginal performance increase at best by going 64 bit, when the rest of
> the world is still pretty much still operating and writing apps for a 32
> bit environment.
> I hope this helps...
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