Visat 64 will it support printers? RRS feed


  • Nick

    First, you will need to check with Samsung to see if they offer a signed 64bit driver for that specific printer.

    You will also need to check with the manufacturers of 'all' of the other hardware on the system to make sure that signed 64bit drivers are available.

    The 64bit architecture is definitely maturing, but just like any other cutting edge technology, the feedback you get on this question will depend on how the specific user uses their computer. If you do a lot of multi-tasking, or use memory intensive software then you will definitely benefit from the way that the 64bit architecture uses memory. The 64bit architecture also seems to be more stable than 32bit, in my experience.

    Since most users own software that was developed specifically for a 32bit OS, they will not see much of an increase in actual speed for that specific software, unless they usually have several instances of that software running such as several different MS Office applications.  Being a typical user, you may see a 'slight' increase in overall speed or you may see a 'significant' increase, it just depends on how you use the computer. One common misconception is that the more RAM that is added, the faster everything will work. This is not necessarily true, however, the 64bit architecture does do a very good job of using the RAM above 3GB.

    The best reason for switching to 64bit right now is that you will be 'future proof' and ready for whatever comes along in the long term. 

    The bottom line here is that you really need to do your homework before making a decision.

    32-bit and 64-bit Windows: frequently asked questions:

    Ronnie Vernon MVP
    Saturday, December 27, 2008 1:59 AM