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How is Vista 64 bit after SP1?

I have always wanted to try 64 bit but I heard (when it was first released) it had a lot of issues.

Few questions:

1. Can i install and run 32-bit apps?

2. Does 64 have higher system requirements?
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I just installed 64 bit vista and got 4GB RAM. One word, WOW. Everything is a lot fast and no driver issues. Never going back to XP.
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1.) Yes

2.) No, but it does allow you to have higher system specs.

Example is the RAM; on 32-bit OSes, you can only have up to a little more than 3GB be used due to some kind of limit, but in 64-bit Vista (or XP, but who cares about that version), you can have up to...what was it, 36GB of RAM?
    
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I installed SP1 and Vista is a little bit snappier, but that's really it.

1.) Yes, majority of games are compatible. Most have drivers out for x64.

2.) Not really, obviously a P3 can't handle it but a recent system can.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xsabrewulf View Post
How is Vista 64 bit after SP1?


1. Can i install and run 32-bit apps?

2. Does 64 have higher system requirements?
1. Yes you can run all 32-bit apps. You just can't run old 16-bit apps.

2. 64 bit has the same requirements as the 32bit version.
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i must agree that Vista 64 is a LOT better then vista 32. make sure to turn on multi core booting to speed things up.
    
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I run Vista 64 and have no problems at all. After SP1 it did seem a little snappier. 4gb of ram is definitly a plus with Vista. I wish Aquamark would run on 64 bit. But oh well. lol.
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I ran into a problem with my sound. When I tried to play cs 1.6 my sound was delayed by a couple seconds. I loved the speed of vista, but i mainly play cs in league play so I cant have any type of sound delay. It might be the fact that Creative has problems with their 64 drivers?? I would go with Vista 64 because its amazingly fast.
    
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Quote:
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I ran into a problem with my sound. When I tried to play cs 1.6 my sound was delayed by a couple seconds. I loved the speed of vista, but i mainly play cs in league play so I cant have any type of sound delay. It might be the fact that Creative has problems with their 64 drivers?? I would go with Vista 64 because its amazingly fast.
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love Vista 64, had it since the beginning never had any problems!
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