Microsoft Windows Vista Community Forums - Vistaheads
Recommended Download



Welcome to the Microsoft Windows Vista Community Forums - Vistaheads, YOUR Largest Resource for Windows Vista related information.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so , join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

Driver Scanner

only goes up to 32 bit

Windows Vista Home Premium






Speedup My PC
Reply
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 07-11-2008
elieena's Avatar  

Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 3
elieena is on a distinguished road
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
only goes up to 32 bit
I got a 64 bit computer so i brought windows vista 64 bit operating system but when i want to change colors on display settings it only goes up to 32 bits what's wrong?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 07-13-2008
PapaBear's Avatar  

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: S. Georgia
Posts: 29
PapaBear will become famous soon enoughPapaBear will become famous soon enough
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
There are several locations in a computer that use the term bits. A 64bit processor can utilize a 32bit OS, in fact the Intel P4 when introduced in 2000 was a 32bit processor, and was upgraded to a 64bit processor in 2004. It continued to run 32bit XP just fine. A 64bit processor has the ability to run an instruction that is 64bits in length. If the instruction is 32bits, it can still run that instruction as well.

The 64bit OS has instructions that go up to 64bits in length, but not all instructions have to be. A 32bit OS has instructions that go up to 32bits in length, but again not all instructions are that long. It will necessarily be a little slower than the 64bit because of the extra instructions needed to acccomplish the same task.

When dealing with color, you are in a similar vein but now it is color definition as the the number of colors and depth of the color. The number of colors and depth is processed in the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) which most often is on a separate card but may be integrated onto the motherboard.

In short, while you can run a 32bit OS on the 64bit processor, and the best color available is 32bit. You cannot, however, run a 64bit OS on an older 32bit processor. The 64bit OS will give you more speed and power fully utilizing the full benefit of the processor.
__________________
User of Vista since May, 07
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 07-13-2008
elieena's Avatar  

Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 3
elieena is on a distinguished road
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks i think i get it now=D
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:52.




Driver Scanner - Free Scan Now

Vistaheads.com is part of the Heads Network. See also XPHeads.com , Win7Heads.com and Win8Heads.com.


Design by Vjacheslav Trushkin for phpBBStyles.com.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120