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Will I notice any difference going with 64 bit vista? If so, why? If not, 32 bit is fine? Ultimate or Home Prem?
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post #2 of 34
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Originally Posted by Xero. View Post
Will I notice any difference going with 64 bit vista? If so, why? If not, 32 bit is fine? Ultimate or Home Prem?
Doubtful
Minimal / negligible performance gains, but good for future proofing so go for it.
32 bit would be fine, but future proof it imo.
Premium, unless you like spending lots of money for trivial things.
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64Bit is only ideal for folks that use 4GB of ram. Which edition of Vista truly depends on your needs, although i would recommend Home Premium as Ultimate is kinda a waste of money for the features it offers.
 
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I'll be upgrading to 4GB RAM AFTER my 2x(next gen ATI card) CF and Q6600... so, may as well go 64-bit, I just don't like the lack of support...
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64bit would actually be better but for now 32bit is good for a while
 
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64Bit Vista driver support is actually rather good, it's not like the diabolical situation that folk had with XP 64Bit. Besides i hear that Crysis and Alan Wake are optimised for 64Bit enviroments so it's a ++ either way.
 
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post #7 of 34
I'm DEFINITELY getting 64 bit Vista. My CPU will run in 64 bit (when apps utilize it), and I won't run into the limit on memory allocation.
Ask PaulDovi or CyberDruid; they are runnign Ultimate x64. I know that Paul didn't have any issues.

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Besides i hear that Crysis and Alan Wake are optimised for 64Bit enviroments so it's a ++ either way.
I heard that as well.
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I don't know what the hell you guys are talking about. I used 32bit Vista and then I used 64bit. If you think there is no noticeable difference you are definitely blind. I could not believe the difference.
    
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I just got Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit today. I don't have any problems with it.
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post #10 of 34
don't do 64bit , it won't allow unsigned drivers to be installed.
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