32 or 64 bit, a question that seems as common as coffee or tea at the moment. It is a question that will fade away like a favourite old computer, eventually 64bit will be the dominant standard for both CPU’s and Operating Systems, 32bit will disappear. The progression of technology rolls on, stopping at all stations, are you ready for 128bit computing. Whenever possible the answer to the current bit question should be 64bit, it is the new standard for home computers.
Within every computer there is a single chip that runs everything, this chip is called the CPU or Central Processing Unit. Within that chip are a series of data pathways that shuffle data around to the different parts of the CPU. The memory spaces at the end of these pathways, the parking spaces for the data and the working memory within a CPU can be called the Registers – registers and caches technically –, but lets just call them all registers for now.