To: Nick Danger
As I understand it, Longhorn is a 64 bit OS. Apps will has to be ported to a 64 code or CPU needs 32bit co processor. Does intel have a 64bit CPU? AMD does and apps run ok on it.
posted on 04/10/2005 8:57:56 AM PDT
(I already know I am a terrible speller)
|Does intel have a 64bit CPU?
Yeah, in addition to the (incompatible) Itanium, they have an extended x86 chip that is -- heh heh -- "AMD compatible."
posted on 04/10/2005 9:10:13 AM PDT
by Nick Danger
(You can stick a fork in the Mullahs... they're done)
i heard awhile back that intel was back-tracking and designing a 64bit with native 32 bit support as AMD did from day one of going 64bit... of course, I dont keep up with processor hardware in that much detail to tell u if this is accurate or not ... so take what i said above with a grain of salt :-).
but im looking to build an amd 64bit 4k+ w/ 2 gigs of ram and sata raid to be the foundation of a mce 2005 machine, so any probs w/ 32 bit apps on a 64bit base are a concern to me right now as i spec out this mini-monster.
posted on 04/10/2005 9:18:47 AM PDT
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