Windows 8 x64

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by gabrielinio_julian, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. gabrielinio_julian

    gabrielinio_julian MDL Novice

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    where is version x64?:)
     
  2. Zukariji

    Zukariji MDL Member

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    Not leaked. Why do you need it? Very few apps properly (and I mean properly before people mention programs with an x64 bit mode, thank you) utilise 64-bit width. If it's the 4+GB Ram you're after you can enable that on 32 bit with a very easy modification.
     
  3. _spinner_

    _spinner_ MDL Addicted

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    yep....dont think about it......there is already a few applications running on 64 bit.....that is heavier than 32 bit......so keep 32 bit for one year and more.....:biggrin:
     
  4. Chris123NT

    Chris123NT MDL Expert

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    Care to enlighten us on this modification? lol
     
  5. SoLoR

    SoLoR MDL Expert

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    Its tecnicaly not possible to address more then 4GB of memory on 32bit OS, even if OS shows 54389643086GB of it, there cant be more then 4GB used at once.
     
  6. ft@t@lk

    ft@t@lk MDL Junior Member

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    straight from MS Technet

    c/p

    ;)
     
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  7. SoLoR

    SoLoR MDL Expert

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  8. SoLoR

    SoLoR MDL Expert

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    hehe i know... but i simply dont care enough anymore :)

    anyway enough OT from me :)

    about x64 win8 if not sooner in beta phase!
     
  9. Zukariji

    Zukariji MDL Member

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    Just gonna point out speculation is meaningless seeing as with 32-bit Linux distros you can access more than 4GB of RAM. Windows kernel just locks it down, which imo is pretty disgusting, because it means having to reinstall everything again and getting annoyed with it if you don't know the PAE trick.
     
  10. DalekOverSeer

    DalekOverSeer MDL Novice

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    most apps work just fine on x64. i was leary of switching to x64, but i would not go back to x32 now for anything.
     
  11. Niekess

    Niekess MDL Addicted

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    Windows 8 is now totally for testing its new features where we don't need 64-bit for.
    If your going to use the Windows 8 early builds as main OS then it could be handful to have the 64-bit version if you can run it yea. :p
     
  12. Mitchell7

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    #16 Mitchell7, Apr 20, 2011
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    32-bit client versions of Windows can actually address more than 4GB of RAM it has just been limited. Microsoft tested this before Windows XP SP2 hit RTM but in most cases found that 32-bit systems using more than 4GB of RAM suffered from various stability and performance issues, especially when it came to device drivers. So the agreement was to leave 32-bit client versions with a maximum amount of 4GB to address which resolved these issues. Anything higher than 4GB on the 32-bit client side and you really should be going to 64-bit.

    32-bit Server versions are exempt from this as device drivers for server hardware tend to go through a much stricter overall quality inspection if you like, which is why you will see that some 32-bit versions of Windows Server have a maximum RAM limit of 64GB for example.

    For a more in-depth look and explanation I recommend that you take a look at Mark Russinovich's article on Windows Physical Memory.
     
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  13. DalekOverSeer

    DalekOverSeer MDL Novice

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    yea i have a ram unlocker for win 7 32 posted on another site, and according to a couple of members i trust it does work. however one now cannot burn cd's or dvd's after using it, and the other one hasn't said if he is or isn't having any problems