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hey guys just wondering what are the real difference about the 2 versions...i know 64 bits has a hard time with drivers and stuff, but gaming wise what do i lose and what are my gains, also overall, as in software, in general and stuff
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64 bit can use more than 3.5 GB of memory. I've also found it to be a little bit faster. And the driver support for 64 bit Vista is definitely out there. It's not nearly as bad as most people tend to think.
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Other than RAM and maybe speed is there any other benefits? I was considering upgrading but I still don't see too much pros to outweigh the cons. With it I would get another 2x1 kit.
    
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I have Vista 64 bit installed, haven't had any issues finding drivers to work with it. 32bit and 64 bit were released at the same time, so companies made the drivers available. When XP came out, XP64 was not released at the beginning. My opinion is if you can run 64, go for it.
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Other than RAM and maybe speed is there any other benefits? I was considering upgrading but I still don't see too much pros to outweigh the cons. With it I would get another 2x1 kit.
Well there's really no need to upgrade at all unless you want DX10. But again, there's no DX10 games out except for Company of Heroes. In fact gaming in Vista is worse than in XP. There's no REAL need to upgrade to Vista. I got it because I wanted something new. Personally, I love it.
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only good for 64 bit (that I know of ) is support for > 2.97 mb ram
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No I already have 32-bit so I'm good. Just thinking of upgrading from 32->64
    
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alright thanks for the info...yeah so far i know that you can use more than 4 gigs of RAM in 64 bit version, but lets say, in a rig like my sig, what would the benefits be?
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alright thanks for the info...yeah so far i know that you can use more than 4 gigs of RAM in 64 bit version, but lets say, in a rig like my sig, what would the benefits be?
choose:

1> DX10 (no games currently)

2> NONE
post #10 of 34
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only good for 64 bit (that I know of ) is support for > 2.97 mb ram
yeah 8 mb is a LOT better hehehe

and in things like DVD burnin and stuff, it can reduce the time it takes. and as far as i know, there aren't ANY drawbacks
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