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64-bit Vista is the way to go

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Well I dont know how true this is.

However 64bit does need kicking into action.

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MEMORY MAKERS are banking on the 64-bit version of Vista becoming the next big operating system.
Initially, people are going to move to 32-bit Vista, but for any gamer or someone that wants to use more than 2GB of memory, 32 bits won't do any good.

So the memory industry will move from 2x1GB kits to 2x2GB kits and hope that Vista 64 bit takes off. But it won't be easy, as vendors are still struggling to have the 32 drivers ready and the target is January the 30th.

After that, the focus will go strongly on 64 bit. We tried the RC2 Vista 64 bit and learned that you can install everything, including Raid and Sound Blaster X-Fi but, despite 64 graphic drivers from Nvidia and ATI, many games wont even install or run on Vista 64 bit. The industry expects that the big move will take place after Q2 2007, so when Vista starts standing on its feet.
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I don't know how much drugs the inquirer is doing, but games have installed and worked the same on 32 and 64 bit vista for me.

Also it's not a surprise that 64 bit vista will be dominant in the future, as any desktop capable of running vista well would have a 64 bit capable CPU in it. The only reason for not going 64 bit has been driver and application support, which is rapidly changing.
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I don't know how much drugs the inquirer is doing, but games have installed and worked the same on 32 and 64 bit vista for me.

Also it's not a surprise that 64 bit vista will be dominant in the future, as any desktop capable of running vista well would have a 64 bit capable CPU in it. The only reason for not going 64 bit has been driver and application support, which is rapidly changing.
I Agree with that. 64Bit Addressing FTW until Driver support is a little better.
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While I dont really care about Vista x64, seeing 2x2GB kits will make me very very happy on XP Pro x64
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MMmm 4GB. Overkill though unless you are Graphical editing.
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MMmm 4GB. Overkill though unless you are Graphical editing.
Or audio with huge sample libraries that are memory resisdent and not streamed from disk.... also I was thinking more like 8GB
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64 bit is the way to go if you ask me, do any of you remember farcry 64?
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Theres Farcry 64 ??Didnt know that lol. Im going 64bit at a later date.
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The water looks tons better, and the game overall works alot better for me. You just have to download about 1 gig of patches for it, (there is ~ 500mb patch to make it x64, then there is a content update that is around 500mb too.)

FarCry x64 also works nice in Vista x64.
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Lol yea, it just had a bit more lush scenery and some other nifty stuff, from what i understand, They are attempting to make 64 bit vista backwards compatible with most all 32 bit apps and drivers as to help the change. I mean why couldn't 64 run 32 bit anyways.
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