Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


For Pentium 4 "Prescott" mboard, should I not use X64 Version??

  1. #1


    Texas
    Posts : 128
    Win 8.1, Win 10P, Win7-all, RIP XPP, 'droid 2.2, 2.3,4.x, 5..IOS,

    For Pentium 4 "Prescott" mboard, should I not use X64 Version??


    some issues I've been having of late with a Windows 7 problem [thanks to .NET 4.0 ] got me wondering about the usefulness of x64 Operating System on my long-serving lab mule DC7600 with has the Intel P4 3.4ghz "Prescott" processor. it is XD-enabled and is claimed to be x64 as well as IA64 capable, but reading around a bit I'm not sure I'm really gaining any advantage, and perhaps occasionally a software-related disadvantage, but doing so.

    If one of you is knowledgeable on this topic, pls educate me. I'm wanting to drop another HDD in there and load 8 RTM but hesitating on which ver

    thx
    C

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    No P4 is IA64 capable. IA64 is the "Itanium" architecture and is entirely different from x86. You will need to give the exact CPU model, or use a program like CPU-Z to list its features.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 73
    7, 8 whatever


    Depends on memory. If you have 3 or more GB then I'd say go for it. Even 2 would do fine unless you do extreme Photoshop or heavy video editing.

    1 GB is more than enough for x86, contrary to popular belief. I got by for a real long time on 1 GB with x86 and do tons of things. It didn't make much of a noticeable/perceivable difference when I added a GB to make it 2, although technically behind the scenes there sure is. I'm sure some things became faster but I hadn't really realized or tried to.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Texas
    Posts : 128
    Win 8.1, Win 10P, Win7-all, RIP XPP, 'droid 2.2, 2.3,4.x, 5..IOS,


    here's the cpu/z log.
    i note that Intel's own CPU id marked it as IA64 capable... something like that.
    it ran windows 7 ultimate x64 for years rock solid until I tried to install .NET 4.0, since then lots of issues.

    log attached
    For Pentium 4 "Prescott" mboard, should I not use X64 Version?? Attached Files
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Quote Originally Posted by cognus View Post
    here's the cpu/z log.
    i note that Intel's own CPU id marked it as IA64 capable... something like that.
    it ran windows 7 ultimate x64 for years rock solid until I tried to install .NET 4.0, since then lots of issues.

    log attached
    It runs on your machine if thats what you are asking, if you are asking would I recommend it, then answer would be no.
    Single core isnt enough for 64 bit(you'rse is single core with 2 threads)

    I have a single core celeron sandy bridge paired with 4gb of ram. Tried 64 bit, slow as hell. 32 is much better even though I lose some ram.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Texas
    Posts : 128
    Win 8.1, Win 10P, Win7-all, RIP XPP, 'droid 2.2, 2.3,4.x, 5..IOS,


    kala that was what I was guessing, though win7 was pretty speedy and had respectable WEI nums.
    I'm installing Enterprise 32-bit as I type this. we'll see how she goes.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Quote Originally Posted by cognus View Post
    kala that was what I was guessing, though win7 was pretty speedy and had respectable WEI nums.
    I'm installing Enterprise 32-bit as I type this. we'll see how she goes.
    Good luck but I've read somewhere that P4 may have problems installing w8

    EDIT: Older than the ones from 2004,which your'se shouldnt be, since your'se is 775
    source: Windows 8 doesn't install on many Pentium 4/Athlon 64 processors - MSFN Forum
    Also if you thnik W7 was speedy, wait until you try Windows 8
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    Texas
    Posts : 128
    Win 8.1, Win 10P, Win7-all, RIP XPP, 'droid 2.2, 2.3,4.x, 5..IOS,


    no issues. popped right up.

    i posted on this... talk about making my hair stand up: I have typical bridged network, common ap, protected [so I thought] with wpa2... w8 jumped right on. never even raised a question . how?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    No, Intel calls it EM64T, not IA64. EM64T is the 64 bit extensions to the x86 architecture (often called x86/x64).

    You will notice that your cpu-z logs show it as EM64T. So yes, it supports 64 bit OS.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #10


    Quote Originally Posted by cognus View Post
    no issues. popped right up.

    i posted on this... talk about making my hair stand up: I have typical bridged network, common ap, protected [so I thought] with wpa2... w8 jumped right on. never even raised a question . how?
    Maybe you made the "keep personal files" installation?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

For Pentium 4 "Prescott" mboard, should I not use X64 Version??
Related Threads
Hello My Brand new Laptop: Lenovo g505 after upgrading it to windows 8.1 from MS Apps store now i am not able to connect to internet i get "limited" or "No Internet Access". i have tried to re install the driver no luck Lenovo support suggests to do factory rest but i dont want to go back...
I haven't been able to find any info on this error, either on these forums or the web at large. If anyone's encountered it before or has any ideas, I'd really appreciate it. (And, apologies if I posted this to the wrong forum. I'd be happy to repost elsewhere). I just recently updated the...
A Secunia review shows that I have Python 2.7.6150.103 and I need to upgrade to 2.7.8. Secunia seems to be attempting to update it...but it's been hung with "updating" status for hours. I don't think I need a programming language (which it seems this is), but am scared to just delete it,...
Hi all, So I'm kind of stuck.. I currently have the problem where I am in an endless cycle of "loading files" -> "Windows Boot Manager" (see: How To Boot Into Safe Mode On Windows 8 (The Easy Way)). I have tried to load all of the options -- and none successfully load. I also end up at...
I went to update my father's old PC to 8.1 and I get the message that his CPU is not supported. That you need the combination of SSE2+NX+PAE. He has a Intel Pentium 4 Prescott 630 3GHz. I looked it up and it should qualify for the upgrade. I ran CPUID and it says it has the SSE instructions...
W8 "Full" Version? in General Support
Hello, does exist a W8 PRO version that you can instal everywhere and everytime you need/want? Thank you. :)
So got windows 8 Dev installed so far so good, I thought I would like the left screen bump to go to last app or program used feature till I installed some games and tried to play them suddenly my left side of my screen is no good if needing to scroll to the side say in a game like Starcraft II,...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook