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Compatibility issues with windows 64bit

Hi there! I've acquired a motherboard and a processor that both support 64 bit. I would like to know if I'll be able to work with the AUDIGY2S(assuming I install XP 64), or will I need any special drivers, or updates, since on the Creative site they mention compatibility with XP, but nothing about 64. I'm asking about a sound card, but i'm also interested to know about other hardware - assuming that I have a hardware component that works only with 32(its a RADEON X300, BTW), will I get 32 bit performance in all aspects of the system due to a bottle neck effect? I'd appreciate links to 64 bit transfer dedicated sites. Thanks!

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Your AUDIGY2S will work just fine with the xp64 operating system using the regular xp drivers. It really depends on the application you are using your computer for, but I would like to share my experiences with xp64. I installed it on two of my graphic systems, one for photo editing and one for video editing. They are very fast, but because of the lack of xp64 compatibility, we have to have many work arounds. We should have waited a few more months before going to 64. Hopefully someone else can help you with the 64 bit links. Best regards, nightdiver

Posted on May 22, 2006


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