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since u guys have an excellent knowledge on computers, I decided to ask this here.
I'm using a amd athlon 64 FX 55 chip with XP. I now see that there are x86 and x64 OS. which one do u think is the best. is x86 compatible with my chip? if so what are its features. does a x64 OS and chip really enhance gaming experience?
I wanted to install vista just cause I want more out of my chip so I get a much cleaner and powerfull box. do u guys think its a good idea to upgrade my OS for gaming purpose?
thanks in advance
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If you want faster games, keep XP, as Vista will hog more resources. If you do go Vista, get the x64.
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IMHO the 64-bit OS is still not ready for prime-time. Getting closer, but driver problems still abound and is still not much software written to take advantage of it. Lots less grief with the 32 bit version.
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yeah. i got Vista 32-bit version, and it still gives me PITA sometimes.

but it's gotta be better than 64.
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well, for newer games yes you should want to.. but for now just dual boot since most of the members on here are FPS whores even if they cant tell the difference. i'll get flamed if i tell you to go all Vista...

DX10 requires Vista, so you might as well get used to it so you are.. well used to it.
    
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Vista lacks support on both hardware en software sides.

Winxp had the same problem, but people seem to be complaining more about vista then xp.

I'd get the 64bit dual boot with xp by your side.

if a prog won't work you always can boot xp to run it.

The 64bit one has the least driver support, but that'll fade with time.

Like network and chipset drivers are coming along great, but 5.1 soundcards and gfx are still very limited in vista
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