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Depends on what you wish to run. I was eager to go the 64bit route and ran Vista Ultimate first. The drivers for video just weren't there IMO and my games lagged a bunch. Also I couldn't get any of my CDROM emulation software to install nor run and I usually store ISO's of things like Linux, games, etc that I couldn't use. Benchmark software such as Aquamark and 3DMark06 also had issues with Aquamark not running at all and 06 I had to kinda beat to get to right right and at that it was slow benchies.

Again, all depends. Don't fear my stories if you have the time and the patience. I did all this in the course of 2 days roughly and had some time to do so.
Ah ok tnx, I'm gonna try it Dual boot. See what happens. I just need a 64 bit vista from someone.
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Just because it is dual core doesn't mean it is 64-bit.
LIES

32bit + 32bit is clearly 64 bit!

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Depends on what you wish to run. I was eager to go the 64bit route and ran Vista Ultimate first. The drivers for video just weren't there IMO and my games lagged a bunch. Also I couldn't get any of my CDROM emulation software to install nor run and I usually store ISO's of things like Linux, games, etc that I couldn't use. Benchmark software such as Aquamark and 3DMark06 also had issues with Aquamark not running at all and 06 I had to kinda beat to get to right right and at that it was slow benchies.

Again, all depends. Don't fear my stories if you have the time and the patience. I did all this in the course of 2 days roughly and had some time to do so.
I've never had any problem on 64-bit XP
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I've never had any problem on 64-bit XP
Dunno.. I couldn't run a bunch of things I've come to enjoy over the years of 32bit XP. Granted, I have older versions of things and didn't spend the time to look for updated versions I more than likely would have to purchase so I defaulted back down to 32bit XP

No matter, everything is running again and I'm folding 64bit under VMWare and Ubuntu so it's all good
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If you're not getting another 2 or more Gb ram in the near future, there's no real point to go to a 64 bit OS. 32bit will recognize about 3.25Gig, which is more then you currently have. Probably save you a few headaches. Just food for thought.
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If you're not getting another 2 or more Gb ram in the near future, there's no real point to go to a 64 bit OS. 32bit will recognize about 3.25Gig, which is more then you currently have. Probably save you a few headaches. Just food for thought.
32bit Windows will recognize up to 3.5GB without PAE enabled. I am currently running Vista 64 and no complaints at all. I can find every application I need to run fine.
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If you're not getting another 2 or more Gb ram in the near future, there's no real point to go to a 64 bit OS. 32bit will recognize about 3.25Gig, which is more then you currently have. Probably save you a few headaches. Just food for thought.
Windows 64-bit (unlike Linux 64-bit) emulates 32-bit when it needs too and does it quite well. That and Windows 64bit is surprisingly well supported by hardware manufactures in terms of drivers.
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