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A Few Bytes About 32-bit vs. 64-bit Processing

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Mar 25, 2013 8:49:00 AM

By Tim Charlton

What’s the difference between 32-bit and 64-bit computing?

If you’re in the market for a new computer, or perhaps just a new operating system (OS), you’ve likely noticed designations such as x86, x64, 32-bit, or 64-bit. What do these designations mean, and how do they relate to your next technology purchase? Simply put, these designations indicate the amount of data that a computer system can process at any given time.

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