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is 64 bit better in games than 32bit.

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hi ..
what i need to know, is>> 64bit better than 32bit in games..
if 64 is better i might swop, over BUT, from what i have herd there is all sorts of problems with 64bit ( driver problems).

if the difference is only small ill not bother, but it would be nice to know.

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Depends if the game is 64bit or not..

But generally yes because if you have 4GB of ram then the game can utilize it, whereas in 32bit it cannot.

If you go 64bit go with vista, DO NOT get XP 64bit, it was never retail and the support is bad.

Theres really no need to go 64bit at this time unless you have 4GB of ram.
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post #3 of 10
Well, I get a 2 FPS increase when I use Crysis 64-bit from 32bit.
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post #4 of 10
Yes 64bit OS will generally increase performance regardless of whether or not the game in question supports it. Going 64bit allows support for larger amounts of memory and provides utilization tailored for 64bit processors.

If you go 64bit, get Vista like someone said. The XP 64bit version is terrible and Vista is clearly superior, Vista is also capable of better utilizing memory.

The reason I say 64bit will provide better performance regardless of whether or not your game supports it is because Vista supports it and can allocate resources that are "gained" by using 64bit capable operating systems, better multitasking and instruction sets which are used by many newer programs aswell as Vista itself.
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post #5 of 10
Since getting Vista x64, I've only noticed a slight difference in gaming.
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post #6 of 10
Source games get a bit FPS boost if you have a low end GPU. I think I got about a 10-20 FPS boost going from XP 32 to x64 Vista on my 8600GTS.

Like multithreading, the game has to be optimized for it.
    
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post #7 of 10
Go 64 bit.

It makes you feel super cool inside.

Only issue I've run into with 64 bit, is some products still have no 64 bit support (Like a Razer Diamondback mouse I got.)
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post #8 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by archangelabove View Post
Go 64 bit.

It makes you feel super cool inside.

Only issue I've run into with 64 bit, is some products still have no 64 bit support (Like a Razer Diamondback mouse I got.)
Actually the Razer Diamondback does have x64 support.
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post #9 of 10
I switched to Vista x64 and several of my games will not work.

I am glad I kept my disk with XP on it...

I do like vista though so it is not a bash on the OS, rather the functionality of programs IN 64 bit.
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post #10 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by airbozo View Post
I switched to Vista x64 and several of my games will not work.

I am glad I kept my disk with XP on it...

I do like vista though so it is not a bash on the OS, rather the functionality of programs IN 64 bit.
Agreed. If you use a lot of older programs that refuse to work in x64 environments or programs that are terribly made and rely heavily on functions that have been changed from XP => Vista and cannot find any replacements, do not switch as you will be rendered unabled to use them.
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