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post #11 of 21
The only problem I had with 64bit is drivers. 32bit drivers WILL cause crashes/instability/bluescreens.. I have experienced more than one occurrance.. some devices dont have vista drivers yet, yet alone 64b drivers.. MOST devices do, but not all.

Aside from that, i find it runs pretty quick, doesnt crash, runs stable, and allows me to actually use all of that cheap ram I threw in my box...

on a scale of 1/10, with 10 being best windows OS ever, I would have to give it a 10.

on a scale of 1/10 with 10 being most versatile and stable windows OS ever, I would give it a 9 for stability and a 7 for versatile, only so low due to certain 64bit incompatibilites.

In general, its a good OS and I dont regret paying MS those extra few bucks to snag a copy. I bought 32bit and upgraded.. it might be a bit more expensive, but now I have both authentic copies I can use on my machine if I dont like the other for some reason..
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post #12 of 21
It Only allows for 16 exabytes of RAM. I mean c'mon!

BTW it goes Giga - Tera - Exa so that's 17.2 Billion Gigabytes of RAM
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Anything that doesn't work in 64bit generally doesn't work under Vista anyways.

A few games, such as Age of Empires (yes, the game MADE by Microsoft), Test Drive Unlimited and some older ones don't like lots of RAM, and thus will not install under 64bit. I have 32bit and 64bit running so I can pop into 32bit when needed. But yeah, 64bit is worth it, if you get Vista you need to be running 64bit.
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post #14 of 21
No difference.
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post #15 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by DarkNite
Differences are:

-Driver Signing (no way to disable besides F8 at startup - pain)
-No more 16-bit apps work (no big deal)
-64-bit drivers needed
-128Gig maximum ram allowed, as opposed to ~3.4 on 32-bit

Besides that it's pretty much the same
http://www.overclock.net/windows/381...ml#post4506409
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post #16 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Higgins View Post
The bugs for 64bit were only present in the crappy 64bit edition of XP..:

Edited by 003 - 12/21/08 at 7:41pm
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post #17 of 21
What everyone else has said... 64-bit is worth getting. I had XP x64 before on a system, and I had a ***** of a time finding a driver for a specific wireless card... before I did my first boot into Vista64 I went around to download the driver for the card and after I installed the OS the driver was already there for the card... didn't need to install it or anything, I was already picking up wireless networks! Plus, Vista64 is the future path to take anyway, as I believe most systems will be geared for x64 OS's, and that will be the same for games and programs as well (and I mean geared for x64 in terms of optimization... spending more money on the R&D to make the programs run faster on the OS's)...
Edited by oneluvballer21 - 12/21/08 at 7:46pm
    
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post #18 of 21
No bugs here...



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post #19 of 21
Get 64-bit now, otherwise you will wind up having to click the link in my sig to get it later, and that will cost money.
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post #20 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by 003 View Post

really?

Around the time i built my first computer there were only horror stories of the complete lack of drivers and glitches. I assume it's fixed now but you need to quit trolling.
    
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