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Poll Results: Should I go Vista 64Bit from 32Bit ?

 
  • 66% (28)
    Yes for 64Bit
  • 33% (14)
    No for 64Bit
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I voted no.
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Good point mate. Even though this is a hardware aspect do you think perhaps things will improve later software wise ?.
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Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE View Post
Good point mate. Even though this is a hardware aspect do you think perhaps things will improve later software wise ?.
No, I don't see x64 as a viable option until you require more then 3GB RAM. Obviously if you want 4, 6 or 8 then it's the only option.

I just think x86-64 is very hackish.
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No, I don't see x64 as a viable option until you require more then 3GB RAM. Obviously if you want 4, 6 or 8 then it's the only option.

I just think x86-64 is very hackish.
I see. However would I not see a slight decrease in loading times ?
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I see. However would I not see a slight decrease in loading times ?
its possible, just give it a try, see how it works and know that you can always revert back to 32. hell you could make a faq or something with game fps and such

i don't think there has been one for the difference between vista 32 and 64bit
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I see. However would I not see a slight decrease in loading times ?
No, in fact you'd probably see close to a 2x RAM usage as everything has turned from a 32bit register to a 64bit one.

It'll be a bit...snappier but all in all you'd better double your RAM.
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post #37 of 50
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No, in fact you'd probably see close to a 2x RAM usage as everything has turned from a 32bit register to a 64bit one.

It'll be a bit...snappier but all in all you'd better double your RAM.
Roger that .

Can anyone else using Vista64 with 2GB of RAM report there general performance.

Cheers so far all of you.

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its possible, just give it a try, see how it works and know that you can always revert back to 32. hell you could make a faq or something with game fps and such

i don't think there has been one for the difference between vista 32 and 64bit
I may do that indeed and report my findings !
post #38 of 50
Haveing used x64 Business since before its release, I can confirm that the drivers are definately up to a reasonable quality. The only x64 applications I run are Avast antivirus, mainly down to the fact that it uses drivers, which in turn must be x64 capable, and Far Cry x64 patch. As for x64 being any faster than x86 I can't really say for certain as I switched straight from XP Home to Vista x64 Business and although I noticed a considerable improvement in perfomance I cannot say for sure whether this was down to Vista itself or the x64 environment.

One thing I am certain of is that PatchGuard, a security implementation that disallows unsigned drivers from being applied to the kernel, is exclusive to all x64 versions of Vista only. In my opinion you shouldn't even consider x86 if you're making the switch to Vista. Although there aren't many x64 capable home applications at the moment, I feel you would still be better of with 64-bit. At the end of the day, you will at least have the flexibilty to run both 32-bit and 64-bit applications under x64 whilst with x86 you will be limited to 32-bit only. Couple those two points with the fact that you can use more than 4GB of RAM (up to 16GB for Premium and up to 128GB for Business and Ultimate) and the choice becomes a bit of a no-brainer.
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Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE View Post
Well i've been thinking for a while that it may be time to have a play around with 64BIT and if I like it then I will stay with it.

Now I have checked my drivers and they all have stable 64bit counterparts so that shouldn't be a problem.

Now apart from the obvious driver issues some people can have is there anything else I should seriously consider before installing ?

Now ive used Vista 32bit now for rather a while and lets face it Vista is ALOT faster than XP. So with 64Bit will I see a faster OS response time ? I would assume in some instances I will...however thats me assuming.

Cheers.
umm, WHAT driver issues, there are none... at all everytime a 32 bit driver is released there is a 64-bit right along side it. and you will find 64 bit very zippy

Go 64... you wont regret it... trust me I'm running it

and im running it with 2GB of ram, and it runs great
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Originally Posted by t4ct1c47 View Post
Haveing used x64 Business since before its release, I can confirm that the drivers are definately up to a reasonable quality. The only x64 applications I run are Avast antivirus, mainly down to the fact that it uses drivers, which in turn must be x64 capable, and Far Cry x64 patch. As for x64 being any faster than x86 I can't really say for certain as I switched straight from XP Home to Vista x64 Business and although I noticed a considerable improvement in perfomance I cannot say for sure whether this was down to Vista itself or the x64 environment.

One thing I am certain of is that PatchGuard, a security implementation that disallows unsigned drivers from being applied to the kernel, is exclusive to all x64 versions of Vista only. In my opinion you shouldn't even consider x86 if you're making the switch to Vista. Although there aren't many x64 capable home applications at the moment, I feel you would still be better of with 64-bit. At the end of the day, you will at least have the flexibilty to run both 32-bit and 64-bit applications under x64 whilst with x86 you will be limited to 32-bit only. Couple those two points with the fact that you can use more than 4GB of RAM (up to 16GB for Premium and up to 128GB for Business and Ultimate) and the choice becomes a bit of a no-brainer.
Wow thanks for that. It seems X64 is going to be pretty impressive. I think Ive made a decision and will go for it.

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umm, WHAT driver issues, there are none... at all everytime a 32 bit driver is released there is a 64-bit right along side it. and you will find 64 bit very zippy

Go 64... you wont regret it... trust me I'm running it

and im running it with 2GB of ram, and it runs great
Sorry I meant apart from any driver issues there could be.
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