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Raptor

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64Bit technology
« on: July 23, 2004, 07:05:54 AM »
If I were to install a 64BIT CPU (AMD) onto my Gigabyte 7N400Pro mainboard would it function as a 32BIT chip? (I donot believe my mainboard is 64bit compatible)

I contacted support at the website I would order the chip from, and they suggested that I should ask at a computer forum.

2k dummy

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Re: 64Bit technology
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2004, 10:05:45 AM »
If your mobo does not specifically support 64 bit processors, save your money. And yes, they will run in 32 bit mode unless you have applications written for 64 bit.

Raptor

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Re: 64Bit technology
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2004, 04:30:47 PM »
Do you not require a 64 Bit OS to make use of the 64 Bit capabilities?

2k dummy

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Re: 64Bit technology
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2004, 05:51:29 PM »
Yes. The main advantage of 64 bit processors at the present is that they support somewhat higher FSB and transfer rates. 64 bit OS's are a year or two away. Affordable memory modules are probably at least that far away also. A full blown 64 bit system with currently available processors can support FSB as high as 1600Mhz