Since 64 Bit Processors were made available to everyone since about 2005 where XP pro 64 Bit was made and considered really crap due to poor hardware support and not many 32 bit applications working well on it.
But that was 2005! 3 years on, we have made improvements, no? So I was wondering if anyone had any experience with it and whether it is worth it. I am soon to re-install windows on this machine and was looking at getting a copy of Win XP 64bit. I have downloaded and got all the relevant drivers for it to work, so hopefully, I am covered under hardware support.
But you may ask, What applications are you going to use with it? They are all 32Bit so what is the point? Well, I want to check out the Dolphin Gamecube emulator, that's 64bit only and actually claims to say that it improves the performance. Not too sure about other emulators, but i may check them out.
Sure, you got 64bit Vista, But I don't want vista, I prefer XP, more lightweight and I know how to customise it the way I like. I am not ready to change to Vista, The control panel looks herendus, And all of the other features I will learn on how to configure, I don't want it really.
Also, the source engine is 64bit for HL2 TF2 etc... It just opens up a door of more opportunities, As It can run 32Bit applications aswell! And lets not forget the willy waving factor.
So I ask you all, is it worth? Will it bring me more trouble than what its worth, or shall I just risk it anyway. I got nothing to lose except time and get to play about with computers once again.