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Old 10-17-2007, 01:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Arrow Just built, should I go 32 or 64 bit OS?

I just built my system and so far I am running Windows Vista Ultimate 32bit, but I was thinking of upgrading to the x64 version of the os. My question is: Is it worth the trouble? Can I still find drivers and will games and apps still work the same, or do the have to be x64 specific? Thanks for the help, specs in the sig.
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Old 10-17-2007, 01:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Just built, should I go 32 or 64 bit OS?

I just started using Vista Ultimate 64-bit and the only problem so far is Team Fortress 2.
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Default Re: Just built, should I go 32 or 64 bit OS?

hmm nice I'm running Vista ultimate 32-bit and am gonna put 64-bit on my new system. From anything I've read they've worked out quite a few of the compatibility issues. Of course theres still going to be a few.

Why the upgrade to 64-bit? I'm doing it cause I'll be running more than 2Gb RAM. If you don't plan on going over 2Gb I don't know if there's anything worth the time and trouble of upgrading, I could be wrong and not know something else that's different about it though.
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Default Re: Just built, should I go 32 or 64 bit OS?

The problems with a 64bit OS are very overhyped.
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Default Re: Just built, should I go 32 or 64 bit OS?

just stick with 32 bit if your not gonna upgrade to 4gb of ram.
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Default Re: Just built, should I go 32 or 64 bit OS?

will I see a performance boost if I just upgrade to 64 even with my 2 gigs?
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Default Re: Just built, should I go 32 or 64 bit OS?

I think that you would see a large performance increase with editing ultra high resolution pictures, not sure about what else though.
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Default Re: Just built, should I go 32 or 64 bit OS?

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will I see a performance boost if I just upgrade to 64 even with my 2 gigs?
yes... in some games and such by a slight amount.. but not really noticeable...
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Default Re: Just built, should I go 32 or 64 bit OS?

Getting 64bit for a new system is a good idea, but unless you want 4gb of ram there isnt really any point upgrading at this time.
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Default Re: Just built, should I go 32 or 64 bit OS?

I run Vista Ult 64 bit with 4 gb of ram on a Q6600 and it runs like a dream!! I highly recommend 64 bit unless you got less than 4gb. Yea some programs may not work with and some of your devices may not have 64 bit drivers but honestly I don't really think it's a problem anymore like it was when Vista first came out. For anyone building a new system do 64 bit you won't regret it!!
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