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Old 09-01-2005, 04:40 AM   #1
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will 32 bit os run in amd64 bit

I am a slackware user and I am using slackware 10 in amd xp 1800 .I was thinking about buying amd 64 bit and I wanted to if I could use slackware 10 in amd 64 bit just like in 32bit.I mean like I don't want to use 64 bit os yet!I just want to buy amd 64 bit.I know that the question seem so dump but I keep reading about ppl selling amd 64 bit window xp and at that time xp wasn't the 64bit edtion.So I want to know that if I could use amd64 just like amd 32 bit?I live in burma now,computer hardware are cheap so I gonna set up a new computer from scratch but there are not many people who can answer questions specially about linux.

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Old 09-01-2005, 05:01 AM   #2
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yes, but 64 bit technology is relatively new so check the HCL lists that the chipsets of your chosen hardware are supported
Old 09-01-2005, 05:03 AM   #3
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I'm running 32 bit Mandrake 10 on an AMD 64 - 2800+ right now. Don't want to go 64 bit just yet due to incompatibilities in some of the software I run... The 64 works just like a 32 bit machine... My 2800 is faster than an XP2400 even with 32bit OS for example.
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Thanks man !
Sorry for late reply ,it hard to get access to internet in my country.


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