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post #1 of 47
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Hey Guys,

i'm struggeling with 1 thing..
should i Install XP or Vista on my system?

I mean I can do em both off course..
but it's anoying.


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Cuz i've heard I can't get 4GB ram working on XP
so how is that on Vista?
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post #2 of 47
Your rig will be just fine for Vista, and go 64 bit for the 4 gig of ram. The biggest problem people have with Vista is using a computer that can't really handle Vista and intense programs at the same time.

I also haven't had any compatibility issues with Vista 64, but some people do. It is usually an isolated thing.
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post #3 of 47
Ya go vista and if you think the UAC will bug you just perm. remove it So nothing really bad about vista and your machine will run it fine. 64bit is the way to go also.
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will my CPU bottleneck my games?
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post #5 of 47
Doesn't matter. I've used both, and it's only a matter of opinion. I personally like XP better then vista.

And no, that CPU will not bottleneck your games. I have the same CPU except mine is 3.0Ghz. My bottleneck is the 8800GT.
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I see o.O

will I be able to play Crysis on High & Flight Simulator X on ultra high?
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post #7 of 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaisukeJP View Post
I see o.O

will I be able to play Crysis on High & Flight Simulator X on ultra high?
You will (should) be able to play Crysis on High. I've never played flight simulator.
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post #8 of 47
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How about my ram?

did I make a good choice?

OCZ Reaper looked pretty cool to me..
they got that heat thingy on top of ram.
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post #9 of 47
You should choose Vista 64bit over XP 64bit, and you should choose 64bit over 32bit because of the 4GB RAM issue as well as for future-proofing (when you get a new computer, it will be even more powerful than the one you have now, so you might as well plan ahead).

First of all, you can use Windows XP with 4GB of RAM no problem. However, XP will not be able to address all of it. This is because 32bit operating systems are limited to 4GB of addressable space (this is different from RAM).

When your operating system starts up, it allocates the space required for each component in your system to function properly. After this, XP then gives allocates the rest of the space available to your RAM. There are multiple components in your system that each take up their small % of the space Windows XP can address to, but the main one for most people is their video card. Because of this, you will only see around 3.5GB of RAM available when you run Windows XP.

If you run a 64bit OS, you have a lot more addressable space, and thus can address and ultilize 4GB of RAM and more, and we'll eventually (but not for a long time) run into the same issue we currently have with 32bit OS's when it comes to 4GB of RAM. However, for the moment Windows Vista Home Premium is limited to 16GB.

N.B.:I should also point out that 32bit OS's can be made to recognise more than 4GB RAM if they use Memory Address Extension. However, I believe this is only available in Server OS's.

Hope this helps.
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simple...64bit vista...
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