how can i make my computer 64bit

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Today i was no the MIcrosoft Website and i found te newest version of windows 9x. It says it will only run on a computer with 64bit i know right now my computer is 32bit. i would like to know what bits are and can i up grade to 64 bit .is there a big difference between 32 and 64 bit?
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To run a 64bit operating system you need a processor that handles 64bits.

These bits basically limit the amount of RAM that the processor can address (as in access). A 32bit Processor (most processors out there today) can address 2^32 bytes of ram, whereas a 64bit processor can (supposedly) address 2^64 bytes of RAM.

Both Intel and AMD have produced 64bit processors
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The newest version of Windows is not a 9.x system. It is a 64 bit system though and its project name is Longhorn. To have a 64 bit system you will need to buy a new mobo, CPU that support the 64 bit architecture.
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Actually, Longhorn will be available in both 32bit and 64bit versions. At the moment, Windows XP 64bit for AMD is still under development, it's currently in beta.

XP is based on NT technologies, not 9x.
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You can get AMD64, which is cheap (basicly u'll need a new system), and which supports 32 and 64-bit software, or you can get Intel's chip, which is expensive and doesn't support 32-bit software. Windows currently still under development, u'll only get a beta version, but you can definitly use linux on it.
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You can use Linux and Unix on 64bit. Windows 32bit editions will still run on AMD64 processors, but you won't be able to use the 64bit "area" of the processor.
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basicly u'll need a new system


You don't need a new system, just motherboard and CPU. You can use your current HDD, VGA etc, they are not effected by the CPU arhcitecture.
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Actually, you may need to change your VGA if you go for PCI Express :P
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You don't live that far away from me ... don't make me come over there and give you "What for" ! :twisted:
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im running 64bit XP on this comp, but im typing this in windows 98, which i have to say is quite *plum* compaired....
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AMD Athlon 64 will run 32 bit and 64 bit.. depending on what OS you are using.. Windows 98 is 32bit.. and yes, Windows 98 is sh$#t compared to new OSes.

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