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I searched a little bit and looks like you are out of luck.AMD is providing drivers for Windows XP 64 and Server 2003. Did you try to install Linspire anyway? Processors usually don't need any kind of drivers...
That's sad to hear. If you are up for the challenge, you can find great free distributions out there with full support for the 64 bits architecture...in fact, wayyyy better then Windowx XP 64 currently has.
Give Ubuntu or Kubuntu a try. It's easy to install, it's free, it's only one CD and has a very easy to install and remove package system. It has a 64 bts version as well 32 bits and PPC. On the top of it... it's a real Linux distribution
You don't really need to be smart to install linux, in fact installing linux isn't any harder than installing (depending on the distro though, but definitely with distro's like Ubuntu)
And you don't really need another pc to install linux, you can make a so called dual-boot system: a system with to operating system. At startup you can choose if you start Linux or Windows, this function is provided by (almost) all linux distro's.
By the way. I recommend you to use a free linux distro (not one like Linspire) because well... they're free and as good as Linspire. I saw the site of Linspire once and they where promoting their program database with 2000 free programs which could be downloaded easy. I use Debian which comes with 15000 packages (not every package is a program though, but still it's a lot) that can be downloaded with one click. So if you use a distro like Ubuntu (which is based on Debian) you will have about the same amount of packages (I guess) and that for free
EDIT: I forgot to say that Debian and Ubuntu both have a special version (kernel) for AMD 64 processors (like Mega Man X already said) which make your pc run faster.
oh, instaling it was easy, but if my drivers aren;t supported, then the comp won;t erun, i've heard alot of people tell me most comps dun really need the drivers, well mine does, it'll barely run solitarre as is, and i'll be stuck offline...the evil of microsoft is small by comparison
for the amd athelon 64 processor and the nvidia geforce 6600 video card. i found an nvidia driver, but couldn;t figure out how to install it, but the prcessor thing was a big deal. well i suppose i could always run 2 oses, that way i can use windows to install the drivers and everything else with linux (not really sure if that'll work...)
Drivers are programs that makes the software communicate (better) with hardware. These things can' t be installed on one OS, and then used on the other.
Thought I don't get the thing that you need a driver for a processor, any i386 kernel should run on any x86 processor. An kernel optimised for AMD 64 processors would run better though. But I don't get why you would need other drivers.
I'm not sure which one you should use, because I have an ati card. You can ask/search around though, I'm sure there are people who know which one you need. The drivers have an readme for detailed instructions (see the links I above)
honestly, i didn;t understand any of that. i don;t know why my comp needs a drvier, but the guy sho fixed it when i got it said i needed "chipset drivers" and from personal experience, nothing works well without them