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Dreamscene is neat, but wasted on a desktop IMO. It eats up CPU cycles and you really never see it.
On a HTPC, it is neat since it can just sit there kind of like a very large picture/movie viewer.
Dreamscene is great, all you have to do is right click on your power ungry applications .exe, go to compatibility and check the "disable desktop composition" checkbox, that will switch to Vista basic and turn off dreamscene as soon as the application is launched, and as soon as you exit that application, everything will go back to normal.
    
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Get the 64.
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i'm using the 64bit ultimate and it seems to working great...it seems it runs a lot better if you have 4 gigs as well. so i would go vista 64 and then get 4 gigs of ram. hope that helps
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Happy to have made a list..

Yes a sticky for this would have been great.
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Happy to have made a list..

Yes a sticky for this would have been great.
I've been waiting for this to be stickied for a long time, but no no no, nobody listens!
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I've been waiting for this to be stickied for a long time, but no no no, nobody listens!


lol....... its only the 60th thread i've seen that starts with ..''x32 or x64''

& probably another 60 to come !!!!
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you can run 64bit vista with 2GB ram no problem. i have yet to see a performance gain switching to 4GB from 2GB
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Dreamscene is great, all you have to do is right click on your power ungry applications .exe, go to compatibility and check the "disable desktop composition" checkbox, that will switch to Vista basic and turn off dreamscene as soon as the application is launched, and as soon as you exit that application, everything will go back to normal.
Holy crap. I quit using Dreamscene because it would eat up CPU usage while I ran games. I had no idea this was possible. Thanks +rep for the information.


I'd go 64. I don't have a use for it atm so I'm running 32 but whilst I was downloading drivers and such I think all the sites i went to had 64 bit vista drivers up.
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Holy crap. I quit using Dreamscene because it would eat up CPU usage while I ran games. I had no idea this was possible. Thanks +rep for the information.


I'd go 64. I don't have a use for it atm so I'm running 32 but whilst I was downloading drivers and such I think all the sites i went to had 64 bit vista drivers up.
Ya I did too for a little while until I told myself that I was an idiot and that there must be a way to switch to Vista basic automatically. And I remembered that when I launch Flight Simulator X, it switches to Vista Basic by itself, so there had to be a way. Pretty simple actually, but you just need to find it.
    
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I'm soon getting vista (now i have xp) and i am interested if in 64bit any programs don't work
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