[Gllug] Dual core 32 bit ... or should I go 64bit?

Jason Clifford jason at ukpost.com
Thu Jul 6 07:54:58 UTC 2006

On Wed, 5 Jul 2006, M.Blackmore wrote:

> For a desktop mobo replacement, not a doubt I'd go 64. But do I need 64
> bit for a laptop if 90% of what it does is web browsing, email (lots)?

Of course you don't. 32 bit systems from the last couple of years have 
been blisteringly fast - certainly more than enough for everything any 
normal user will want to do with it.

Spend a little on a decent graphics card (even a low end proper one will 
do) and the system should work very nicely so long as you have sufficient 
RAM and 512M or even 1GB RAM is cheap these days.

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