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i use xp 64 bit. I like it alot more than 32. I haven't had a real problem w/ incompatibility, just can't find drivers for my wireless card.
    
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post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post
No SP yet.

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

But the drivers have gotten alot better.
Speedfan Works
CPU-z Works
BIOS works ()
Everets Works
TAT Works
CoreTemp Works

What else do you need?
    
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ATItool? Can't get it to work right.

Also what is BIOS. (MoBo bios (not a Vista program ) ?)

I have also heard that there might not be any Service Packs for Vista. MS has said "the new patching system means that we don't need to do SPs". I think this is a mistake from a marketing perspective, but maby true. It seems to work fine with most things now.
 
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ATItool? Can't get it to work right.

Also what is BIOS. (MoBo bios (not a Vista program ) ?)

I have also heard that there might not be any Service Packs for Vista. MS has said "the new patching system means that we don't need to do SPs". I think this is a mistake from a marketing perspective, but maby true. It seems to work fine with most things now.
BIOS, or "Basic Input-Output System", is the built in "control panel" if you will, on your motherboard. It's the central most root place where the basic (and advanced) hardware settings are set, and where you can tweak hardware options (like overclocking, frequencies etc). Its not a place a computer newbie should be. You go into the bios before going into your os, usually by holding the "delete" key just after you turn your pc on.

Also, for the Vista thing, as long as the bugs are fixed at some point, I don't care how they do it (SP or patching service).
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So how does BOIS run under vista then? That's what we are talking about right

I think I might have figured why ATI tool don't work for me: I have NVidia !

Might be the same reason the Intel Thermal Analysis tool (TAT) don't work for me, I have AMD .

Ops. I should stop blaming Vista.
 
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post #16 of 18
you have a C2D so i would stay with 32bit,Intel doesnt have true 64bit.i ran vista basic 64bit and beat a e6600 in sisoftware sandra but when i put 32bit back on it showed that the e6600 was 15% faster.Intel CPUs suck at 64bit stuff.
    
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post #17 of 18
erm, the benchmarks of other cpu's usually suck, it says MY CPU has beaten an E6600

64 bit IS faster, but a little more incompatible - either way its what i'd use
post #18 of 18
64 bit support is getting very decent so I would suggest it. It uses an expanded instruction set which offers performance benefits and is able to utilize 4GB+ RAM
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