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64 bit opera 12 misery with horrible slow functioning ...why?

  • I have a 64 bit windows 8.1 desktop with 8gb ram and plenty of HDD space... it has just been freshly installed with windows 8 and windows 8.1 update and all up to date... I put on opera 12.16 64 bit and it moved so slowly loading pages over 15-30 seconds was no good and in frustration I put on opera 12.15 32 bit and bingo, all is well ...I removed the 64 bit version... the 12.15 offered update to 12.16 and it still works fine with that ...any explanation to help me understand that?

    I tried to update my profile with new info but it will not save ...using opera !! sheesh !!

  • Some (but not all) users have reported problems with 12.1x 64-bit Opera's stability and such, but not with Opera 32-bit versions... perhaps this is something similar. Those reported 64-bit "issues" are the reason I've remained with 32-bit Opera on my own 64-bit Win7 installation. Often times when something like this occurs, it's some kind of obscure driver-conflict issue that varies from system to system or software suite to software suite. In any case, you can assume that 12.1x will not be updated to intentionally fix this or any other performance bug-like behavior... from here on out, Presto Opera is only being security patched if needed.