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1 Difference between a 64 bit and a 34 bit on Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:05 am

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whats the diference between a 65 bit and a 34 bit, i have a 64 bit and i was just wondering the diference.

2 Re: Difference between a 64 bit and a 34 bit on Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:07 am

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The difference between 64 and 32 bit processors
In the future, the battle between 64 bit vs 32 bit processors will inevitably yield the 64 bit processor as the victor, but this transition is going to take some time.

First, I’ll talk about the pure mathematics and structure of the processors that are involved here. I’ll keep this part short and sweet.


A bit is short for “binary digit.” It is basically how a computer stores and makes references to data, memory, etc. A bit can have a value of 1 or 0, that’s it. So binary code is streams of 1’s and 0’s, such as this random sequence 100100100111. These bits are also how your processor does calculations. By using 32 bits your processor can represent numbers from 0 to 4,294,967,295 while a 64-bit machine can represent numbers from 0 to 18,446,744,073,709,551,615. Obviously this means your computer can do math with larger numbers, and be more efficient with smaller numbers.

Now see, that description wasn’t too bad, but the question is how does this affect you, the average PC owner? The largest benefit will go to academic institutions and private companies, where large calculations are being performed, huge databases are being accessed, and complex problems are being solved.

Everyone that doesn’t fall into that category will see some benefit of using 64 bit processors over 32 bit processors, but not much in today’s marketplace. The AMD Athlon 64-bit processor is completely backward compatible, meaning you can currently use it with 32-bit operating systems and software programs. You will see some benefits by using this setup, but because the programs weren’t written to take advantage of the extra power, they won’t use much of it.

The true benefits of this set up don’t come from the amount of bits, but by the improved structure of the 64 bit vs 32 bit processor's older structure. A 64-bit processor is made with more advanced silicon processes, have more transistors, and faster speeds. This is currently where the true benefit of switching to a 64-bit processor lays.

As for 64-bit operating systems and software, many are in the works, but nothing is in final version. Microsoft has released a beta version of Windows XP that takes advantage of the 64 bit technology, but there are still issues. The problem is when you run 32-bit software programs in the environment of a 64-bit operating system. Many programs won’t work properly, such as Adobe Acrobat and Windows Media Player, for example. Another issue is RAM. You really need about 4 GB of RAM to take full advantage of the capabilities offered by a 64-bit processor, while most PC owners have less than 1 GB under their computer’s hood.

So, the question now is should you buy a 64 bit processor now, or wait?

Disadvantages:

You’re currently not able to take full advantage of the technology because the software vendors haven’t made the switch from 32-bit to 64-bit processors.


Most AMD Athlon 64 bit processors are expensive, with prices sure to go down in the future.

Advantages:

Better performance out of a 32-bit operating system.


Probably the last processor you’ll have to buy for many years to come.


You’ll be the talk of all your friends!
As you can see, a sound argument can be made for both cases. You’ll have to determine if the differences will benefit your situation and computing future. I’ll leave the ultimate decision up to you.

3 Re: Difference between a 64 bit and a 34 bit on Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:10 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:The difference between 64 and 32 bit processors
In the future, the battle between 64 bit vs 32 bit processors will inevitably yield the 64 bit processor as the victor, but this transition is going to take some time.

First, I’ll talk about the pure mathematics and structure of the processors that are involved here. I’ll keep this part short and sweet.


A bit is short for “binary digit.” It is basically how a computer stores and makes references to data, memory, etc. A bit can have a value of 1 or 0, that’s it. So binary code is streams of 1’s and 0’s, such as this random sequence 100100100111. These bits are also how your processor does calculations. By using 32 bits your processor can represent numbers from 0 to 4,294,967,295 while a 64-bit machine can represent numbers from 0 to 18,446,744,073,709,551,615. Obviously this means your computer can do math with larger numbers, and be more efficient with smaller numbers.

Now see, that description wasn’t too bad, but the question is how does this affect you, the average PC owner? The largest benefit will go to academic institutions and private companies, where large calculations are being performed, huge databases are being accessed, and complex problems are being solved.

Everyone that doesn’t fall into that category will see some benefit of using 64 bit processors over 32 bit processors, but not much in today’s marketplace. The AMD Athlon 64-bit processor is completely backward compatible, meaning you can currently use it with 32-bit operating systems and software programs. You will see some benefits by using this setup, but because the programs weren’t written to take advantage of the extra power, they won’t use much of it.

The true benefits of this set up don’t come from the amount of bits, but by the improved structure of the 64 bit vs 32 bit processor's older structure. A 64-bit processor is made with more advanced silicon processes, have more transistors, and faster speeds. This is currently where the true benefit of switching to a 64-bit processor lays.

As for 64-bit operating systems and software, many are in the works, but nothing is in final version. Microsoft has released a beta version of Windows XP that takes advantage of the 64 bit technology, but there are still issues. The problem is when you run 32-bit software programs in the environment of a 64-bit operating system. Many programs won’t work properly, such as Adobe Acrobat and Windows Media Player, for example. Another issue is RAM. You really need about 4 GB of RAM to take full advantage of the capabilities offered by a 64-bit processor, while most PC owners have less than 1 GB under their computer’s hood.

So, the question now is should you buy a 64 bit processor now, or wait?

Disadvantages:

You’re currently not able to take full advantage of the technology because the software vendors haven’t made the switch from 32-bit to 64-bit processors.


Most AMD Athlon 64 bit processors are expensive, with prices sure to go down in the future.

Advantages:

Better performance out of a 32-bit operating system.


Probably the last processor you’ll have to buy for many years to come.


You’ll be the talk of all your friends!
As you can see, a sound argument can be made for both cases. You’ll have to determine if the differences will benefit your situation and computing future. I’ll leave the ultimate decision up to you.
ok thank you top Smile for once i understood somthing lol.

4 Re: Difference between a 64 bit and a 34 bit on Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:11 am

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I'm here to help.

5 Re: Difference between a 64 bit and a 34 bit on Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:52 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I'm here to help.
you do..anyways where you learn al this shit

6 Re: Difference between a 64 bit and a 34 bit on Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:04 pm

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thats what im thinking cause that was a long line

7 Re: Difference between a 64 bit and a 34 bit on Sat Aug 21, 2010 12:01 am

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top's a nerd.. bounce

8 Re: Difference between a 64 bit and a 34 bit on Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:38 am

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TzuKiX wrote:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I'm here to help.
you do..anyways where you learn al this shit

Lol obviously google's it

9 Re: Difference between a 64 bit and a 34 bit on Sat Aug 21, 2010 5:59 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
TzuKiX wrote:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I'm here to help.
you do..anyways where you learn al this shit

Lol obviously google's it
Google? I didn't use Google at all.

10 Re: Difference between a 64 bit and a 34 bit on Sat Aug 21, 2010 6:23 pm

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He used wiki ;D

11 Re: Difference between a 64 bit and a 34 bit on Sat Aug 21, 2010 6:58 pm

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TzuKiX wrote:He used wiki ;D
Sometimes they give you the wrong ones. And I didn't use it.

12 Re: Difference between a 64 bit and a 34 bit on Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:10 pm

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Ok ^^ Lol what did yo use

13 Re: Difference between a 64 bit and a 34 bit on Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:11 pm

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TzuKiX wrote:Ok ^^ Lol what did yo use
Obv, I've been learning more. So, I used my brain, obv.

14 Re: Difference between a 64 bit and a 34 bit on Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:28 am

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That really opened up my brain, but the fact that xp was used in the sentence and vista and 7 with 64 bit werent used, I doubt you used your head. But thanks. I wanted to know too. But the real question is: What about Nintendo 64?

15 Re: Difference between a 64 bit and a 34 bit on Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:37 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
TzuKiX wrote:Ok ^^ Lol what did yo use
Obv, I've been learning more. So, I used my brain, obv.
Obv you didn't in my eyes it looks like you just used answered and try to putt it in your own words to try to look smart

16 Re: Difference between a 64 bit and a 34 bit on Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:30 am

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i think u meen 64 and 32 bit?
u keep typing em differently lol...
and yes wat top said is a good way of summing it up
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i tihnki personaly have 32-bit

17 Re: Difference between a 64 bit and a 34 bit on Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:19 pm

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i got 64 bit i think

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