It depends on the avilability of 64bit exucutible programs in the near future, of course having 64 bit now still has its benifits but at the moment not many programs have that ability.
I am myself trying to make my mind up about 64bit computing, but its slowly tipping to 32 bit computing for me. i will need to see more evedence of its improvments, i have to admit 64 bit computing is the future for all pc's (just imagine in 10 years still using 32bit).
I use my pc for many things such as games, Programming, editing, and much more, i do not know if 64bit will change my computers performance.
I have seen many times before beleaving that a faster CPU will change gaming performance, NO! it will not have a massive effect, Duh?? you need a CPU fast ennough to process it but after that you cannot change anything, 70% of gaming performance is proccesed through the GPU or graphics proccessing unit (Graphics card).
64 bit will allow upto 16gb of ram and yes thats huge compared to 4gb for 32bit, however What pc no (except servers etc.) can support that, actually how many people have 4gb installed on there motherboard? not many if you ask me. i know my freind has a 64bit pc and to be frank, he said there was almost no diffrence except the price.
I do not have a huge powerful pc so i have to put up with average performance, so What i want to know is will it make diffrence to me having the ability to have 64bit?
If you want to know my pc's spec here it is:
3.4ghz intel celron (64bit edition)
512mb ddr 400mhz ram
one 80gb HD for windows and apps
one 40gb HD for backup and paging file
one 80gb sata HD for my games
AGP nvidia 5500 256mb graphics card with 370mhz ram (390 overclocked)
and a P5P3-VM motherboard.
Will 64bit computing make a diffrence????????