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    Netbook NC110 running 64 bit OS

    Hi

    Am wondering if it is ill advised to run a 64bit Win7 OS on a NC110
    Samsung NC110-A03UK Netbook PC

    The Intel Atom N570 1.66GHz is 64bit

    I was thinking that a 64bit chip would run a 64bit OS without any problems, but I am unsure about this?

    Is the 64bit OS 'heavier' on the hardware than 32bit OS?

    The Netbooks have preinstalled Starter edition which is 32bit

    Thanks

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    Atom's will only address up to 2GB of memory. 64Bit will run on the netbook but slowly. 32Bit with 2GB of memory would be recommended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Atom's will only address up to 2GB of memory.
    Current Atom processors support 4GB RAM now (and that includes the two year old D410/D510 and D425/D525 Atom's).

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    Great post there. Why did Intel still limit it to 4GB I wonder, bearing in mind it supports 64Bit extensions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Great post there. Why did Intel still limit it to 4GB I wonder, bearing in mind it supports 64Bit extensions?
    That way they can keep it in the market sector they want (i.e. low powered netbooks) and prevent it sprawling into these new array of wimpy cores servers and then go on to design a special 'server' edition for these uses without the limits but with 3x the price tag

    But that’s just IMO....

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    With older Atom processors, Intel typically paired them with ancient and famously energy-inefficient chipsets (like the 945GSE which could only support 2GB RAM max). They also love artificially segmenting their products. There aren't any technical reasons why they need to do it.

    AMD on the other hand allow you to use upto 32GB RAM with their low-end A-Series processors.

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesfed View Post
    But that’s just IMO....
    I think it is blatantly obvious they do this purely for the money.
    Last edited by Arthur; 20th March 2012 at 09:54 AM.

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    Yes you're probably right, but I could never imagine an Atom server. It hasn't got enough power to keep up, although I suppose in future there probably will be 4-core or 8-core Atom chips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Yes you're probably right, but I could never imagine an Atom server. It hasn't got enough power to keep up, although I suppose in future there probably will be 4-core or 8-core Atom chips.
    Intel Atom Servers - SM10000-64HD High Density, Low Power Server | SeaMicro

    Designed for the social world where RAM and low power consumption is more important than CPU cycles.

    Too right on the AMD chips Here I am with my E-350 with 8GB of RAM inside.

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    It's funny you should mention SeaMicro. They are owned by AMD now.

    According to The Register, AMD will be de-Atomizing and de-Xeonizing the SeaMicro servers soon.

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    Yep having a particular intrest in AMD I did see going to be intresting to see how Fusion/4200/6200 processors go in there.

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