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I only have 3gb on my laptop. I wanted to know if i should get x64 and if its worth it even if i dont have 4gb (which i will be getting soon anyway). Would it be better for me to stick with 32bit until i get the 4gb or would x64 be better? Is x64 only beneficial when using 4gb+ of ram?
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There are other minor benefits to Vista 64. However, if you already have 32-bit, don't worry about it.
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i would get x64. you dont need 4GB(correct me if im wrong)to run it. but vista 64bit is much more responsive then 32bit.
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
There are other minor benefits to Vista 64. However, if you already have 32-bit, don't worry about it.
Agreed, Vista 64 is a great OS. I noticed improvements over 32 bit. But I honestly can say I saw no improvements switching from 2Gb to 4Gb. I should have upgraded to a 7200 HDD instead...
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thanks for the tips guys. the reason im asking is because im getting x64 from my uncle today, and im getting paid. so i plan on getting another 2gb stick of ram for my lappy and another wd scorpio so i could put it in RAID 0 .
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thanks for the tips guys. the reason im asking is because im getting x64 from my uncle today, and im getting paid. so i plan on getting another 2gb stick of ram for my lappy and another wd scorpio so i could put it in RAID 0 .
If it's a free OS, then go for it.

Read this article about 64bit pros/cons: http://www.bit-tech.net/bits/2007/10...just_the_ram/1
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post #7 of 9
Go with 64 bit so then you can use all 4 gb
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
If it's a free OS, then go for it.

Read this article about 64bit pros/cons: http://www.bit-tech.net/bits/2007/10...just_the_ram/1
I agree with Duckie. If you're gonna have to shell for it, the cost/performanceincrease ratio is VERY small. but then again, there's not that much else on that laptop you can upgrade to increase performance...

Stick with 32bit, unless money is ABSOLUTELY no issue(this one is up to your discretion).
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post #9 of 9
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Go with 64 bit so then you can use all 4 gb
Did you read the topic or OP? He only has 3GB.
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