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I have a E6400 Core 2 Duo 2.13Ghz do I need 64-bit OS to take advantage of it? Will the 64-bit XP give me any better performance? (Granted I dont think I'd notice a difference given my awesome rig, everything is running smooth as silk right now lol)
    
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Yes, If you use a 64 bit OS it will utilize all 64 bits of your cpu......where as a 32bit will only use 32 bits of it
    
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I have heard of people gaining noticeable differences in speed on a 64-bit OS. If you buy the retail version of Vista, you can send in for a free 64-bit disk (not including shipping costs). I wouldn't go with 64-bit XP though, too many incompatibilities.
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I have heard of people gaining noticeable differences in speed on a 64-bit OS. If you buy the retail version of Vista, you can send in for a free 64-bit disk (not including shipping costs). I wouldn't go with 64-bit XP though, too many incompatibilities.
I did that - Just waiting for the disk to arrive so I can upgrade my 32bit Vista Home Prem

It was £6GBP for shipping
    
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But I thought Vista...um...sucked? lol
    
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But I thought Vista...um...sucked? lol
Its gotten alot better over the last month.
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But I thought Vista...um...sucked? lol
No.......It realy doesnt.......Its gotten MUCH better
    
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They got a Service Pack out for it?

I just dont upgrade Windows until the first SP lol
    
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I use Vista Ultimate x64.

Compatibility has definitely gotten dramatically better. Act! 2007 is the only program that I can't run in x64.

All my printers work well, except one that is too old for Vista period in 32 or 64 bit.

I really enjoy Vista x64 bit. Can use my 4 gb of. No more 1 gb ram blackhole!
    
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No SP yet.

I cant get any overclocking/temp monitoring things to work.

But the drivers have gotten alot better.
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