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I currently have 64-bit windows ultimate and its garbage, I cannot play crysis because nvdia drivers dont work. I want to run 4GB RAM any suggestions?
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Windows Vista Home Premium x64, not sure which drivers but I'm sure someone will reply with those.
 
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I currently have 64-bit windows ultimate and its garbage, I cannot play crysis because nvdia drivers dont work. I want to run 4GB RAM any suggestions?
It would most likely be easier to detail the problems you are having and fix them than think that replacing your OS is going to help. Moving to another edition of Vista isn't going to change anything and XP x64 isn't going to help in the driver department.
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Windows Vista Home Premium x64
Why would he downgrade to that? Ultimate is just a mix of Home Premium with the Business Editions of Vista and with other extra features. I would just stay with x64 Vista, although you could go XP Pro x64, but that has even worse driver support.

You should be able to play Crysis with the latest nvidia drivers. Are you sure you installed your drivers right?
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I currently have 64-bit windows ultimate and its garbage, I cannot play crysis because nvdia drivers dont work. I want to run 4GB RAM any suggestions?
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Windows Vista Home Premium x64, not sure which drivers but I'm sure someone will reply with those.
That's probably the best bet for a new system. Apparently 32-bit Vista Home Premium does use 4GB, but doesn't show 4GB. I think it's also limited to 4GB only, whereas the 64-bit version can make use of up to 16GB.

Apparently, for home use, the benefits of having more than 3GB in Vista are very small, but that's only based on what I've read about it. User experience might be different.

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That's probably the best bet for a new system. Apparently 32-bit Vista Home Premium does use 4GB, but doesn't show 4GB. I think it's also limited to 4GB only, whereas the 64-bit version can make use of up to 16GB.

Apparently, for home use, the benefits of having more than 3GB in Vista are very small, but that's only based on what I've read about it. User experience might be different.

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I've liked the jump from 2GB to 4GB.
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Kk.. where to start, first of all refer to http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/3327...ous-issue.html link for issue, second when I tried to fix my drivers on my $2350 computer the following happens \\windsows\\system32\\drivers\
vstor.sys error and I cant even get into my computer anymore....oh and it cant even play crysis, how sad, my other computer is 7 years old and it workds fine but ****ing microsoft with its money hungry bill gates cant get their **** right with windows vista 64-bit ultimate because no nvidia driver is compatible and when I tried to fix the problem my computer stopped working, BTW I called nvidia, microsoft and everyone out there for help including people on this forum and no one can help me. It's sad to know that in 2008 we cant get our drivers right..pretty sad I know. You may find it funny but put youreself in my shoes I wasted $200 extra to upgrade from vista 32-home basic to the ****ing 64-bit ultimate and now I lost everying all $2350 dollars put to waste......lol I cant believe and BTW all my hardware works fine I ran multiple scans on every part took them out and put them back in so its microsoft as usual how did they get this rich I wonder by stealing other people's money?
Edited by thecountzz - 5/17/08 at 11:22am
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1. Download all critical updates from Microsoft Update.

2. Search Google for the latest Crysis patches.

3. Go to nVidia's homepage to download the latest Forceware drivers. Make sure you select the 64-bit ones.
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I cant download anything..I cant get into my desktop screen in any windows mode
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post #10 of 13
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I cant download anything..I cant get into my desktop screen in any windows mode
Have you tried to do a system restore or a system Repair from the Vista Install disc??


My buddy had the same problem with his, the Nvidia driver would cause an instant BSOD so I tried a restore to previous config which I new was a working driver. After that went and got latest driver from XtremeG and SP1 and no more problems.


And if you don't like Vista Ultimate x64 then yea go to whatever you want, why not XP Pro x64. Or since you had no issues with x86 Vista go back to that.
Edited by rx7racer - 5/17/08 at 12:14pm
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