thanks for the response, but i went through intel and the 3.2 gig is absolutely not 32 bit and the 2.8 gig is 64 compatible EM64T if i try to install xp,vista,or 7, 64 bit on the 3,4 gig it says incompatible, but it i put the 2.8 in it goes right through. the main thing i was wondering is how much of a performance loss "speed wise" id lose by running the 2.8 with 64 bit vs the 3.4 with 32 bit? plus i'd be able to access all 4 gb of my ram instead of the 3.5gb with 32 bit.
so sorry for the bundler on the earlier post..
well.. i would suggest that there is a slighty speed drop between the difference processor being used... although do take note that there are other factors too.. such as Memory speed, memory timings, HDD transfer speed,..
Dun forget that your processor is a Older generation, which uses higher clock speed, More power and heat used..
I would suggest Hyper threading also helps in 64bit applications, if i am not wrong.
if you are using a 64 bit edition, you have a good chance using up to 128GB of memory installed on your board depend on different type of windows 64bits installed.
ps: i just retire from the Pentium "Netburst Architechure".. so kind forget some basics..
well.. PM me if you are interested in 945GTP and D946GZIS. from the post "what motherboard will this processor fit"