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WalkToFreedom
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64bit or 32bit - does it really matter??
06/17/13 02:58 AM


Hi Guys. I'm in the final stages of my mame cab build. Checking out the software options. I installed TinyXp 32bit which seems to run fine (although having a few issues with the .net framework - wanted to install emumovies download service app.) Later I took a closer look at the PC hardware and I realised I have a dualcore 2.4ghz AMD 64bit processor.

I found this thread which (I think pretty much answers the questions?? but wanted to double check as I want to install the OS once - drivers etc then take an image).

http://www.mameworld.info/ubbthreads/sho...part=1&vc=1

My questions are:

1. Given that I have a 64 bit processor should I use a 64 bit OS & mame build? What sort of performance gain should I expect?
2. Given that I have plenty of HD space (250gb). I currently only have 1gb of ram but not a problem to install more should I even bother with a Tiny/Mini version etc? Which OS generally gives the best performance? XP or Win7- I guess are the two front runners?

Additional Info:

Looking at using Hyperspin as FE.
I have ArcadeVGA 3000 and using a standard res CRT modified TV (RGB)

Thanks! Matt







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* 64bit or 32bit - does it really matter?? WalkToFreedom 06/17/13 02:58 AM
. * Re: 64bit or 32bit - does it really matter?? R. Belmont  06/17/13 04:54 PM
. * Re: 64bit or 32bit - does it really matter?? WalkToFreedom  06/17/13 10:53 PM
. * Re: 64bit or 32bit - does it really matter?? Bad A Billy  06/17/13 03:58 AM
. * Re: 64bit or 32bit - does it really matter?? WalkToFreedom  06/17/13 10:54 PM

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