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Old 09-26-2007, 10:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Will Using Vista 64-Bit Suck?

I've been wanting to upgrade to a 64-Bit environment for some time now, but have been hesitant and worried about compatibility. I've been hearing that Vista runs 64bit and multi-cored processors more efficiently than XP. But I'm worried about compatibility.

Will my drivers be hard to find?

I'm slightly worried about software, but I've heard Vista allows you to run in 32-Bit compatibility mode..

Thanks in advance.

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Old 09-26-2007, 10:46 PM   #2 (permalink)

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Drivers shouldn't be too hard to find if you have pretty good brands. Only problem with the drivers is that they MUST be signed otherwise Windows won't even let you think about installing them. Most companies are pretty good at ensuring they are now. I have the 64-Bit version running and it does run much better with EM64T and 4GB of memory.


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Old 09-26-2007, 10:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have 2GB of very overclocked ram at the moment.

My plans for upgrading are to get a new Raptor X, and after that get another 2GB of RAM.

I should have Vista 64-Bit Ultimate in another... 12 Hours and 43 Minutes if it stays at 100KB/s
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The discussion on 64bit is actually endless! But the reality is that it still seriously lacks support by too many manufacturers and software companies. When you look at the latest pc game out just look at the system requirements that will probably say Vista, XP, 2000. That would be the 32bit versions of both XP and Vista there.

One claim by Microsoft is a degree of backward compatibility for older versions in order to allow some older softwares to run a newer version. Being that it has taken a full 6yrs. just see Vista 32bit appear and XP Pro 64bit has been out only a few the mainstream is still 32bit orientated.

In the final analysis if you can call it that the actual trend to 64bit will take quite a bit longer then seen when the 16bit Windows 95 was replaced with the 32bit 98. NT 3.1 was already one 32bit version out at that time. The 32bit version of the next version of Windows will be out reportedly in 2009 going by the name of Vienna.

The 32bit versions of XP see the option for running programs in the 9x-ME, 2000 compatibility mode. Often that doesn't work for much there. The best advice if you decide to try out a 64bit edition would be to dual boot it as a secondary not primary version to see how things go from there. Since the market place is still 32bit the word would be look before you leap in some sense.
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