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I am a PC gamer and was wondering if I should upgrade to 64 bit or stick with 32? All of my games run fine, on the trial xp pro x64, so they should be fine on vista x64. Has anyone had any bad experiences switching from 32 to 64?

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Im not sure but the only problem i would have is a lot of drivers and programs not supporting 64bit.
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32, 64x doesnt have many programs and apps that are available / capatable just yet. Within the next year or so, you may want to go 64bit.
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Since this is going to be the OS you will have into the next decade - go for 64. It isn't that great on the windows front ATM, but that is supposedly going to change with Vista. A lot more developers are jumping on board with 64bit drivers for Vista than for XP
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What about game developers? are they also going to 64 bit?
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post #6 of 9
Yes, but most or some of the games currently out dont support 64 Bit, i think doom 3, farcry, and HL2 support it right now. (i know theres more, but i just blanked out...)

You should wait a few months after the vista release and then go 64x.
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post #7 of 9
64-bit all the way with Vista if your CPU Supports it. Unlike XP Pro x64, Vista x64 supports all x86 facets - total redundancy. I have been running the Vista x64 RTM without issue (apart from Nvidia Drivers).
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post #8 of 9
Vista is sold as 32-bit and 64-bit when you buy it so you can have witch ever one you like im gunna have HP with 64-bit
post #9 of 9
I have xp 64 bit and I don't have many problems. Drivers can be a problem, but most major hardware manufacturers now support 64 bit. All games I've tried have worked. Only a few games utilize 64 bit CPUs, but all of them will run on a 64 bit OS. The only program that I have had a problem with is sony sonicstage (a horrible program anyway, but unfortunately the only way to convert music to atrac3)

as previously stated, vista should fix the driver and compatibility problems, so There's really no reason to get the 32 bit version
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