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Go for it, the performance hit is pretty much solved, benchmarks I saw a week or two ago showed XP and x32 Vista off by 1-3 FPS. X64 Vista on the other hand can get significant boosts depending on the game. with an 8600 GTS, I got ~15 FPS boost in Half Life 2.

Don't forget Memory management is extremely good in Vista, it will go from 1 gig used at the desktop, down to 200 mb in a game should the game need the memory.
    
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Negative. From where you stand right now, your best next move would be 64bit Vista with 4gigs of ram. If you can't do that yet, stay as is.
I'll do whatever it takes! Thats how i roll! Seems like 64-bit is where i'm goin.
    
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When I use to play bf2142 it was lagging bad with vista 32bit. So I just played games in XP. But now that I upgaded to 64 bit and add my 2 gigs that I had laying around for like 3 months. It made a big difference. It's very playable now. Just make sure that you download any 64 bit drivers you need before you install. That way you be ready.
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Click on the site I put up. It will ask you for your activation key from your vista 32 bit. you just fellow the links pay the $10 plus taxes.I clicked free shipping get it in 5 days. So when your disk comes in, you use the same activation keys from your older vista 32bit.
If you have 4 gigs readyboost is useless it's good if you have less then 2 gigs.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvist...a/default.mspx
It won't let me upgrade...i enter in my product key 5 times...what the dilio?
    
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It won't let me upgrade...i enter in my product key 5 times...what the dilio?
Same, this only works if you purchased a retail version of Vista, not OEM. I wish I had x64, but I got OEM and don't have money to upgrade so..
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Same, this only works if you purchased a retail version of Vista, not OEM. I wish I had x64, but I got OEM and don't have money to upgrade so..
well that sucks.....why is that? OEM vs. RETAIL?
    
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I just added my product key in just for the hell of it and it went through. Is yours OEM?
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I just added my product key in just for the hell of it and it went through. Is yours OEM?
Yeah ...mine is OEM....what gives?
    
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Am guessing seens OEM can only be used on just one system build. They don't want someone to use the upgrade for multi system that can be built. It's just a guess Don't kill the messenger
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Yeah ...mine is OEM....what gives?
That is one reason retail is so expensive, you can upgrade it, use it on different computers (one at a time), etc.
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