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Looking up the differences I stumbled upon an issue. I'm reading that the x86is the 32bit OS version while the x64 is the 64bit OS. So is this true or not? I want the latest and greatest and not a stinky 32bit OS.

Also, what is the main differences despite the memory limit and that a 64bit OS runs a processor better and make it more efficient?
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All x86 os's are 32 bit; x64 are 64 bit.

Get the x64 if you can...4GB of RAM and shut off unneeded services will have that thing screaming fast.

64-bit optimizes 64-bit programs for more memory. Like the 64-bit Photo Shop, 64-bit Vegas Pro 9...and any other programs able to run 64-bit natively.
 
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thanks for the clearing up! Why couldn't the naming scheme be easy like 32 and 64. That reminds me off Nvidia's naming scheme haha.
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Well the x86 and x64 are simplified names of the i386 and i586 architectures. x86 refers to the 32bit architecture/operating space, and x64 refers to the more efficient/capable 64bit architecture/operating space.

    
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x86 is an instruction set. x64 is the abbreviation of x86-64 which is a 64-bit extension of x86.

So yes, x86 is 32-bit while x64 is the extend 64-bit.
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And it is more than just more memory addresses. It also has better security and is theoretically faster than 32 bit.
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Just go 64 bit, you'll be glad you did.
    
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Looking up the differences I stumbled upon an issue. I'm reading that the x86is the 32bit OS version while the x64 is the 64bit OS. So is this true or not? I want the latest and greatest and not a stinky 32bit OS.

Also, what is the main differences despite the memory limit and that a 64bit OS runs a processor better and make it more efficient?
what's stinky about 32-bit? i'd love to see the answer to that question. you've been using a 32-bit OS for years, why is it now 'stinky'? if you truly want to be on the 'bleeding edge' as much as you make yourself out to want, then why the heck aren't you on Vista Ultimate x64? it looks to me like you might well have been one of the people who thought it sucked at launch.

a 64-bit processor is needed to run a 64 bit OS (most are). i think they also have a higher memory overhead, but can accept more memory, so...

functionally, they are the same.
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And it is more than just more memory addresses. It also has better security and is theoretically faster than 32 bit.
The security is just a driver signature check... or are there more?


64-bit is faster than 32-bit only with 64-bit apps. However, 64-bit uses slightly more memory.




For the OP, read: http://www.bit-tech.net/bits/2007/10...just_the_ram/1
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The security is just a driver signature check... or are there more?

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...The security features that are available in the 64-bit versions of Windows Vista include the following:
  • Kernel Patch Protection
  • Support for hardware-backed Data Execution Protection (DEP)
  • Mandatory driver signing
  • Removal of support for 32-bit drivers
  • Removal of the 16-bit subsystem
From HERE

Not sure if the exact same applies for Windows 7, but I would think so.
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