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post #11 of 16
there is an x64 version of xp if you really want it, but I had a lot of driver issues trying it. If your hell bent on staying in that era of OS, server 2k3 x64 is probably the better choice.
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post #12 of 16
If I remember right, Windows XP 64-bit essentially is Windows Server 2003. Even though WIndows Server 2003 is the server version of Windows XP anyway, it still had differences and never really got the large backing so far as drivers and compatibility go. I wouldn't recommend either of them for such a use (as a primary home OS). If you want 64-bit in this day and age, I'd just get a more modern Windows version. Going with an older and more obscure version will just bring more hassle down the line.
post #13 of 16
Get a newer OS and make sure its 64-bit. Your missing out on half your RAM and your stuck at DirectX 9.

Windows 7 Home Edition 64-bit is $100 for a OEM disc and product key.
post #14 of 16
32bit operating systems are generally able to utilize a maximum of 3.5gb of ram.
With integrated graphics card using shared system RAM, this is normally then set to around 3.25gb that is usable by windows (or whatever operating system you are using)
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Not true at all. You can see around 3.4-3.5GB on XP 32-bit depending on the hardware.

On 32-bit OS that support PAE, you can see 64GB (i.e. Windows Server 2003 32-bit).
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...(v=vs.85).aspx


VRAM does not directly take up the system memory addresses. I/O mapping for devices does though.

Thanks for the clarification.

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Just upgrade your OS to 64bit Version. Nice time to get a Windows 7 64bit
    
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