Re: Windows XP-PRO-64Bit - Issues?
- My $0.02
I have been running XP x64 SP2 on my HP AMD Turion64 x2 4Gb laptop
for over a year now and I have not had one crash. The only driver I
can't find is for the card reader. I have tried Vista 64 Ultimate and
there is too much overhead for my comfort level.
I do not use the laptop at the telescope as most tasks there can be
accomplished with an insignificant machine. The only programs I have
tried with x64 to install that failed were security programs
(intrusion, firewalls, cleaners, etc.).
As for SBIG building 64 bits driver, so what? They would have done
better for their customers by building USB 2.x driver upgrades.
I run PS CS4 in a 64 bit space and CCD Inspector in a 64 bit space
and while I have not timed either program they do appear to be
You will have a problem with x64 drivers, but you can find most
drivers you need on the Server 2003 OS (same program). If you do opt
to go x64 then I would make sure you have the SP2 disk available.
There are lot of upgrades, especially for drivers, that will make
life a lot easier.
Best of all, using x64 for a couple of years gets you past Vista and
into Windows 7. ;>)
Michael in San Jose
Ross Creek Observsatory
--- In email@example.com, "Rick Wiggins" <rickwiggins@...>
> Hi guys,
> I am building a new computer to replace an old and dead one. I am
> parts collected during recent sales and I have a Core2-DOu 2.4GHzIntel
> processor, four (2Gig) 800MHz DDR2 memory sticks, and an ASUS P5N32-SLI
> My main question is: Should I use Windows XP-PRO-64Bit or the old
> XP=PRO? THe underlying reason I was considering using the 64 bitbut
> version would be using all 8G of the memory for image processing. I
> will be loading all my Imaging software on this computer as well,
> it is not critical to my imaging as I do not use this computer for
> imaging, but just for simulations, experiments, etc.
> Any advice, opinions appreciated.
> Thanks, Rick