View Full Version : What is a 64 bit PC good for, and how should I configure it?

06-30-07, 05:49 PM
Somebody gave me a Jetway K8M8MS (http://www.jetwaycomputer.com/spec/k8m8ms.html) motherboard, with a Athlon 64, 3700 processor, decent case and powersupply.

I have a Radeon 9700 video card, a gig of ddr400 Corsair Twin-X ram, Audigy sound card, Linksys nic and an unused copy of XP Pro 64 bit.

Iím trying to figure out whatís the best use for all the hardware I have sitting around. I guess all I really need is some disk drives and romís. I have a nice game PC already, also a Dual P3 1GHz server running Win2K3 with a 300 gig raid5.

I'm wondering if a 64bit rig would be good for ripping music and DVDís, or should I buy some large SATA drives and mirror them, upgrading my network here to a nicer workgroup server? I really donít require all the permission and overhead of Win2K3 domain controller on my home network. I do like the idea of raid1 or raid5 for a little hardware redundancy in case of failure.

So what do yíall think would be the best use for all this stuff?

06-30-07, 06:46 PM
32bit would be fine, u'll see no gain going to 64bit. Jetway, heh, goodluck!

06-30-07, 08:13 PM
....Jetway, heh, goodluck!....

Yeah, far from the best hardware, I just hate to let it sit around and collect dust when I can put it to some sort of use.