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ericod is upgrading my xp to vista.. now for those two choices what do youguys recommend.. Im a professional gamer.. cod4. Want to make sure I get the best one for what I need.. May not even make a difference.. I wouldnt know..


Let me know fellas


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If you plan on increasing your RAM past 2GBs, then 64-bit. Although I myself use only 2GB, I use 64-bit still because 1.) it'll benefit me later in the future (my RAM now only costs $45, so I'm going to buy another 2GBs), and 2.) if you have a dual/quad core CPU, then it'll help it work more efficiently in the long run.
    
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ericod is upgrading my xp to vista.. now for those two choices what do youguys recommend.. Im a professional gamer.. cod4. Want to make sure I get the best one for what I need.. May not even make a difference.. I wouldnt know..


Let me know fellas


-Marc
Hey fella, I would recommend the 64 bit OS.
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if you read up on the 64 bit OS you'll see the benefits.
im switching to it soon.
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ive heard quite a few horror stories with 64 bit, but ive also heard of many people without problems. i run vista 32, and i dont have too many probs regarding gaming. im still hesitant to take the leap of faith to 64 bit, even though i have 4gb of ram... 1 stick is sittin in my drawer next to the comp.
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ive heard quite a few horror stories with 64 bit, but ive also heard of many people without problems. i run vista 32, and i dont have too many probs regarding gaming. im still hesitant to take the leap of faith to 64 bit, even though i have 4gb of ram... 1 stick is sittin in my drawer next to the comp.
What horror stories? Everytime this subject comes up several people with vista x64 come along and say that they've had no problems whatsoever.
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ive heard quite a few horror stories with 64 bit, but ive also heard of many people without problems. i run vista 32, and i dont have too many probs regarding gaming. im still hesitant to take the leap of faith to 64 bit, even though i have 4gb of ram... 1 stick is sittin in my drawer next to the comp.
Not to be off topic, but if you are only running 3x1Gb ram, you are not running it in dual channel. it wont hurt to install all 4 sticks, the PC will just use 3.5Gb of it.

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Collateral,
Have you talked with others in the gaming community about this? If so, what did they say?

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What horror stories? Everytime this subject comes up several people with vista x64 come along and say that they've had no problems whatsoever.
That is normal. I've heard horror stories about Windows 3.1, 3.11, 95, 98, ME (go figure), NT, 2000, XP and Vista. Unfortunately, there are always going to be horror stories with every OS.
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Not to be off topic, but if you are only running 3x1Gb ram, you are not running it in dual channel. it wont hurt to install all 4 sticks, the PC will just use 3.5Gb of it.

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Collateral,
Have you talked with others in the gaming community about this? If so, what did they say?


That is normal. I've heard horror stories about Windows 3.1, 3.11, 95, 98, ME (go figure), NT, 2000, XP and Vista. Unfortunately, there are always going to be horror stories with every OS.
Yes well of course there are these horror stories you get, especially in the early stages of a new OS. But I'm trying to say that at least in this case that they're unfounded.
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x64. It is the way of the future.
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when are we going to be at 128bit?
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