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Old 03-18-2008, 06:58 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Ive been dual booting xp pro and vista home premium 64 since around september and i havent had any issues with vista.
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Old 03-20-2008, 05:31 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Ok, so now I am dual booting x86 and x64 of Vista Ultimate and so far so good. How do I go about to testing the performance of everything in both so I can compare the two? So far by using the Windows Experience Index I am getting 5.4 in x86 and 5.1 in x64 which isn't what I expected.
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I didn't trust Vista's rating index and installed PC Mark 05 as it was suggested by a friend. Here's what I got:
Vista Ultimate RTM x86 5096 PC Marks with 3.5GB RAM
Vista Ultimate SP1 x64 4731 PC Marks with 4.00GB RAM

so obviously x86 is ahead of the game when using the same hardware. I will have to install SP1 on my main partition and see how that compares.

EDIT: I just installed SP1 on my main partition with x86 and I got a score of 5208 PC Marks with 4.00GB RAM
that's a difference of 477 PC Marks more for the x86, so I think I will stick with this instead of the x64
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