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Thanks for the answers, guys.
I'll take out 2 sticks before I install.
I should be receiving it by Thursday.
+REP to all that have helped.
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What should I do about installing Firefox, Adobe Flash and Photoshop CS3?
I've been searching and can't seem to find 64bit versions for them..
Does every program that I run HAVE to be 64bit or will certain 32's work?
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What should I do about installing Firefox, Adobe Flash and Photoshop CS3?
I've been searching and can't seem to find 64bit versions for them..
Does every program that I run HAVE to be 64bit or will certain 32's work?
Vista 64 actually has 2 program file folders. One is progam files and the other is (x86) program files. So the 32 bit software will be installed there. Vista 64 actually has a 64 bit IE, and uses the default 32 bit IE...
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Vista 64 actually has 2 program file folders. One is progam files and the other is (x86) program files. So the 32 bit asoftware will be installed there. Vista 64 actually has a 64 bit IE, and uses the default 32 bit IE...
^___^ true that I have some 32 bit program installed
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Oh! Awesome.
Thanks again!
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post #26 of 30
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I'm pretty excited.
x64 will be here tomorrow morning!
I can't wait to finally be able to utilize all of my RAM.
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post #27 of 30
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So far so good.
I'm really enjoying it.
I've noticed that it boots up a little slower than 32 bit, but once you get to the desktop it responds noticeably quicker.
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post #28 of 30
So are all 4 gigs showing up?

Kind of related, but does anyone know if moving the page file to a second (not partitioned) drive help in Vista like with XP?
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post #29 of 30
I disabled mine and everything including Photoshop and Premiere works fine. Just idling, Vista generally uses about 35 - 40% of my RAM, but thats because I let it. I don't mind it using all that RAM, helps my apps load faster, and what else is my RAM gunna do? It's like people saying they don't want to fold because they don't liek the CPU usage..

Well what else is it gunna do?

BTW, good call on 64 Bit Vista. Home Premium? Ultimate? It's an awesome OS, I absolutely love it.
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post #30 of 30
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blupupher,
Yes, all 4GB are showing up.
Total RAM: 4093

archangelabove,
I use about 36% on idle as well. Like you said, I'd rather just let superfetch do it's thing and have my apps start up quicker. I got Home Premium. I'm really enjoying it so far.
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