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I'm using Vista 64 bit and it works almost flawlessly. Its been more stable then WinXP, BUT! I do have a couple of programs that don't work because its 64bit. Some of my Sony W580i phone software doesn't work for me. Other then that its awesome. As for more performance in games, what ever FPS increase you get from going max 3 gigs in 32bit to 4 gigs in 64bit. I doubt many games would notice the difference though.

Also, I would get the 2x2 GB of ram. Its cheap, and with Vista prefetch thingy it helps a lot (stores your commonly used programs in unused parts of your ram)

Only reason I can see to go 32bit now a days is if you never plan on having more then 2gigs of ram.

*edit* This was on the news page XD
http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...ry-better.html

copied wrong link >.< fixed
Edited by Darius Silver - 7/8/08 at 10:16am
 
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Go 64-bit it cant hurt it can only help
im worried that some of my hardware drivers wont sign, as well as games.
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How easy is it to upgrade to 64 from 32? I'm guessing not very easy...
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im worried that some of my hardware drivers wont sign, as well as games.
Won't sign? Drivers dont need to be signed you just press F8 during bootup and pick "disable driver signature enforcement"
    
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How easy is it to upgrade to 64 from 32? I'm guessing not very easy...
You just have to install 64 bit vista which is easy, however you obviously lose all your data when you do that.
    
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You just have to install 64 bit vista which is easy, however you obviously lose all your data when you do that.
Thanks. That's what I thought. Would I have to buy the 64 bit? Or does it give the option on your disc? Probably buy it, I'll bet.
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so in other words...i should just stick to 32 bit?
No, 32-bit limits the amount of RAM that you can have. 64-bit all the way!
    
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However, 64-bit doesn't limit your RAM at all.
But 32 bit limits to 3gb, right?
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Thanks. That's what I thought. Would I have to buy the 64 bit? Or does it give the option on your disc? Probably buy it, I'll bet.
It might depend on which version you have, but you can get the 64-bit disk from Microsoft for just $10.
    
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Since Vista 64bit utilizes the CPU more efficiently and supports up to 128GB of RAM without the driver issues that XP had, there is really no reason to get Vista 32bit.
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