x64 version - Should I use it?



  • Actually I'm still using the x86 version of Vivaldi. Know I think about installing the x64 version.

    Are there any known problems reguarding the x64 version of Vivaldi? Should I switch or should I don't?

    Is it possible to update the x86 version to x64? Or do I have to reinstall? Is there any comparison between these versions? I couldn't find any.



  • You can use the x64 on your Windows if it is a x64 architecture.
    The x64 can handle more computer memory in cases you have a large web application or many videos running.

    You can not update to x64. The programs files are different.
    Please uninstall the x86 first and then install the x64 version.

    That's all.
    Your browser user profile data need no changes, fixes or updates.
    You can start Vivaldi and all is fine.



  • Thanks a lot for the quick reply.

    I'm using Windows 10 Pro so I'm able to use the x64 version of Vivaldi. :)



  • You can install both versions of vivaldi in different folders. Just select Advanced - Installation type - Install standalone, also - change Destination directory.
    To copy your browser data to new version, copy "User Data" folder and overwrite it.

    What gives x64 version - little more "secure", and much more ram usage.



  • @asires said in x64 version - Should I use it?:

    What gives x64 version - little more "secure", and much more ram usage.

    So you wouldn't switch to x64 version?



  • @pooomukkel said in x64 version - Should I use it?:

    So you wouldn't switch to x64 version?

    Nope.



  • @asires said in x64 version - Should I use it?:

    Nope.

    Hmmm... Now I don't know what to do... :thinking:



  • @PoooMukkel Why do you want to use the 64 bit version? Do you have problems with it?



  • @pooomukkel said in x64 version - Should I use it?:

    Hmmm... Now I don't know what to do...

    Try yourself. If you have very big amount of ram, or not use parallel multitasking (all ram resources will come to browser), it maybe better to use x64 for little more security.



  • @gwen-dragon said in x64 version - Should I use it?:

    Do you have problems with it?

    No, I don't have any problems with x86 version.

    @asires said in x64 version - Should I use it?:

    or not use parallel multitasking (all ram resources will come to browser)

    I play games and I am using 16 gb ram. So it would be better to stay with the x86 version... I think.



  • @pooomukkel said in x64 version - Should I use it?:

    I play games and I am using 16 gb ram. So it would be better to stay with the x86 version... I think.

    16GB on your x64 system is big. I see there's no real problem either you use Vivaldi x32 or x64. Like @Asires mentioned, Vivaldi x64 (or any x64 softwares) just use more resources.

    My 4GB x64 system still up & running. I sometime play browser (Flash MMO) games in it. As you probably know, Flash games eat many resources & eventually leaks. Still, my Vivaldi x64 have no problem with them.
    Modern Operating System & sometime plus Motherboard Hardware already smart enough to manage resources use.

    How x64 system works, in my theory, good if used for software that do many calculations. Games suppose to be in this category.


    Linux/Debian sid amd64
    Windows 7 x64
    Vivaldi Snapshot x64



  • I think I will give it a try. Thanks a lot for your help! :)





  • @dleon in reference to the problem that I met ( [https://forum.vivaldi.net/topic/21709/can-t-download-anything-on-windows-7-x64-but-ok-on-windows-32bit](link url) ) , can you tell me the main reason to systematically offer the 32bit version of vivaldi and this same on the system 64bits?

    Vivaldi seems to go against the logic of the other browser, namely to promote the 32bits or the others completely stop the 32bits version ...

    I am very happy if vivaldi confirms its development in 32bts (it will remain the only one?!), I still have some laptops which are in CPU 32bits
    By cons like most machines are now 64bits, I do not really understand why "advise" the default offer the 32bits version has everyone ...

    Fortunately I searched on the site to discover this version 64bts otherwise vivaldi could not stay on my machine with my problems of downloading

    It's just curiosity on my part, but it puzzles me :)



  • @adomani
    That page "wording" just a leftover artifact. It's been there since 64bit only (say) test project and GChrome still had 32bit, around a year ago. Yes, it should be changed.

    Why need to be changed?
    I think, The 32bit Vivaldi only in Maintainer mode. Chromium upstream doesn't support 32bit anymore, they'll focus on 64bit development per Google say so.

    So Vivaldi forced to maintain 32bit Chromium patch. I don't know for how long, it's hard jobs to do that. If Vivaldi Devs have troubles they have no one to ask. Chromium code is huge.

    Maybe because it's new manifesto (only start 2017) from Google, some 32bit related still running around on Chromium upstream.
    If they purely clear it... I don't want to be the guy who maintains the patch lol. Kudos to anyone (any software) who could do that.



  • @adomani said in x64 version - Should I use it?:

    ... can you tell me the main reason to systematically offer the 32bit version of vivaldi and this same on the system 64bits? Vivaldi seems to go against the logic of the other browser, namely to promote the 32bits or the others completely stop the 32bits version ...
    ...
    It's just curiosity on my part, but it puzzles me :)

    With modern software, everything is always in transition from where it currently is toward where it is heading in the future. This creates inconsistencies in documentation and sometimes in support, where the documentation is often not updated as quickly as the software itself. It also means software that depends on other software must successfully deal with transitions occurring in that external software, which give rise to still more possible inconsistencies.

    There is a gradual evolution now underway from 32-bit systems toward 64-bit systems and software (just as there once was from 16-bit to 32-bit), but the 64-bit evolution is moving with notable jumps and pauses. 64-bit systems have certain capabilities that are lacking in 32-bit systems and most new computers and OS versions are now 64-bit in nature. However, existing 32-bit systems and software are still more than adequate for many user computing needs, hence there remains a strong desire and need to maintain backward software compatibility for users with 32-bit systems. Eventually, 32-bit software and 32-bit compatibility will be viewed as archaic (just as 16-bit compatibility now is) - but that day is definitely not here yet.

    In the meantime, we are witnessing a software world still in transition, and that includes statements and recommendations in documentation that might have been true yesterday, but may no longer be completely accurate today. Hopefully everything will eventually get corrected and brought up to current speed, but errors and omissions will undoubtedly happen along the way. Given that the primary focus is ongoing development of the software itself rather than proofing and updating existing documentation, the errors are more understandable.


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