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But 32 bit limits to 3gb, right?
Well, the limit is really 4GB, but other hardware also takes up some of the address space, so not all of it can be used by the RAM. I guess it usually ends up being around 3GB, but it will be different for everyone. I dunno, I haven't used 32-bit anything for a long time.
    
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It might depend on which version you have, but you can get the 64-bit disk from Microsoft for just $10.
Awesome. Thanks!

And I was dumb enough.
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If I didn't get my last 10 (or so) copies of Windows for free, I would have opted for a 64 bit version.

I've been trying to come up with a way to get a 64 bit version legally, unfortunately they won't ship me a 64 bit disk because I have an "educational license."
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It's simple. If you have 2gb of ram and dont feel like upgrading right now + feel concerned about drivers, get 32 bit.

If you want to speed up your system by getting an additional 2gb of ram then by all means get 64bit. With a 64bit OS I recommend having 4gb, the code is different for 64 bit and it requires a bit more memory. Plus Vista flys with 4gb, all your programs launch instantly as they are stored in the memory for your convenience.

I went from 2gb with Vista Home Basic 32 bit
to 2gb Vista Home Premium 64 bit, and suffered performance loss in games, even Team Fortress 2. Then I upgraded to 4gb, and now it's the speediest OS I've ever used, no problems with games either.
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i wonder if starcraft will work on vista...
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It might depend on which version you have, but you can get the 64-bit disk from Microsoft for just $10.
Where do I go? I can't find it.
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i wonder if starcraft will work on vista...
diablo2 does, so I'm sure it wont be a problem. You just might have to mess with the compatibility settings.
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Vista x64 is good. I like it much better than the x86. The drivers for it are good.
 
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Where do I go? I can't find it.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvist...a/default.mspx
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Awesome! Thanks! +rep!
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