Don't chop my quote I said nothing of the addressing, I said it's good for number crunching. What home user even needs 4 GB of RAM? If bitness were only usefull for addressing, we wouldn't go to 64 bit for another 2 or 3 years.Originally posted by Waldo2k2
Oh, and 64 bit programs are not completely usesless for the standard home user
show me a program that makes use of a 64 bit address space and i'll agree with you, till then
7 years is a bit much, I'll stick with my 2-3 years. 1 GB of RAM is almost necessary now, a pretty large number of people have 1 GB, I know I could certainly use it. Within 2 or 3 years 4 GB could be a minimum. Remember, it was only about 2 years ago when 128 MB was a lot So now we CAN look at memory addressing. More than 4 GB of RAM may not be needed now, but it will be WAY before 7 years.