XP Pro vs XP Pro 64bit on mac pro???

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by umbilical, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. umbilical macrumors 6502a

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    hi I want install windows xp on my mac pro... I have a windows xp pro, whats the diffrence between xp pro and xp pro 64bit edition??? what version is better for me and how know which version I have?
     
  2. Dr.Pants macrumors 65816

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    The major difference between XP Pro 32-bit (x86) and XP Pro 64-bit (x64) is the amount of memory it can address. 32-bit can address a little over 3 GB of RAM, wheras the 64-bit can address up to 6 GB. That's the major difference I've seen (I used to have both on my PC, now I'm just on x64).

    That's all I know - everything I use on XP x64 I haven't had too much of a problem with.

    EDIT - the people in your identical thread under Windows on the Mac have more experience with programs then I have - stick with them.
     
  3. Tom Sawyer macrumors 6502a

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    My experience has been that the x64 version is much faster.... everything I've thrown at it has worked beautifully. I have 8gb in my MP and it sees every bit of it.

    And gaming is just fine under xp 64 bit as well. I'm currently running windows 7 x64 which is interesting but it's definitely worth running the 64 bit version of whatever os you choose.
     
  4. TrapOx macrumors 6502

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    Seeing it and actually having access to it are two very different concepts on windows.
     
  5. Ploki macrumors 68020

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    i use x64 also.
    but i only use it for games. :D
    its not ran much. few hours of runtime on this mac :)
     
  6. kabelabs macrumors newbie

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    vista 64 is a better fit then xp64. plus with windows 7 around the corner, and the beta looks good so far.
     

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