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As you guys know I'm working on building a new PC. I have some questions if you guys have some time.

1) Is it possible to upgrade Win XP 32bit to 64 bit or do I have to go buy a win xp 64 bit copy?
2) How much better is Win xp 64bit than 32bit? Is it essentially the same thing but with support for 8g of ram? Does it preform the same/worse/or better?
3) I'm also thinking about buying Vista 64bit and running a dual-boot of xp/vista since I mainly play MMO's I'll probably use XP the most. What do you guys think about that idea?
4) I'm thinking of buying a raptor drive 150g 10k rpm and putting vista/win xp 64 on it. Then having my current 250g 7200rpm as storage. If I do this, do I want to store my games on the raptor or the storage for better access/ frame rates? Should I have the drives in Raid 0?
5) Should I go with the raptor or something different?

Those are the only questions I can think of at the moment.
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Please PM me if you have HDD advice. I'll probably be looking to purchase one this weekend.
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Is bumping against the rules?
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