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Get Vista x64,Driver support is superb Ive switched from XP to Vista x64 and never will I go back to it.
 
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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.
I experienced one of those horror stories. 64-bit Vista was nothing but trouble for me unfortunately.

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For the time being, 32-bit is in demand. All software today requires 32-bit and very little are compatible with 64-bit. I've tried Vista Ultimate x64 and I didn't notice much. The performance was a bit higher but barely noticeable for me. As for games, they ran OKAY not a MAJOR BOOST as everyone expects. For now 64-bit is not going to be the best obviously because software/games are not yet fully compatible/designed for the 64-bit architecture. Soon enough, perhaps in a year or two, 64-bit will replace 32-bit. Until then, I'd suggest you stick with 32-bit unless you have 4GB of RAM.
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vista x64 + 8 gigs ram = awesome

However I must say vista installed on my 3 x 320 gig 7200.10 drives in raid 0 with no issues, where as xp still won't install (havn't tried that hard to fix it though)
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i know 20 hours ago i said no dont get vista 64, but turns out i bought a laptop that has vsita 64 already on it. so far, ive loaded everything on to it, and have not had any problems regarding 64 bit.
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I would definately go 64-bit for Vista. I've used both versions and 64-bit is better in every aspect. As long as your hardware is recent, you shouldn't have problems with driver support.
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Go with the 64bit it is the best OS I have used to date. Be aware most games do not utilize 64bit technology but a few do. Half Life2, Crysis are a couple that do. The games that do not utilize 64bit will default to 32bit with vista 64bit operating system. I have not had any driver issues with Vista 64bit and currently Vista 64bit is out preforming XP and vista 32bit in 3DMark06 scores on my rig. I triple boot I use all 3 for testing.
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