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#1 Jun 09 2012 at 6:15 PM Rating: Decent
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I am curious about a issue with 64 bit program.
Basically is it 64? I know it reccoomends it but when I check loaded programs it says its 32. I do wan't 64 and it to run smoothest especially since one main reasin is high memory access for 64 bit programs. Is there a patch or am I maybe reading information wrong or?
On that note can it take advantage of quad cores or only dual?

Thanks alot :)


Edited, Jun 9th 2012 8:25pm by Discordia7
#2 Jun 10 2012 at 2:09 AM Rating: Decent
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What program ?

programs can also not be patch to 64-bit its entirely different code therefore a fresh install is required.

64-bit computing allows programs and operating systems to access more than 4GB of RAM which can be useful for demanding applications such as games, photoshop rendering etc. However this is not related to CPU cores that is something different. This depends on how the program was written so it can take advantage of multiple threads (CPU cores - real and virtual). Many programs/applications are now multi-threaded and utilize 2-8 cores normally (more is possible but for consumer grade stuff thats the range usually). Handbrake (encoding program) can use all 8 of my threads on my i7 920 which allows the encoding process to be dramatically decrease in time compared to single or dual cores. However many olders games i have only use 1 thread and ignore the other 7.

Hope that helps

#3 Jun 11 2012 at 6:09 AM Rating: Decent
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ffxivgame.exe is 32bit, 64bit would only be relevant if it took advantage of Extra RAM
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