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Im so confused on which OS to get for my new computer. I dont want to keep XP Home, so i dont know if i should get XP professional or Xp x64 and why? Im running a AMD 6 3700+ SD, 2 Gig memory, and itll be a gaming rig. I want the right OS to get the best performance.
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I would go with XP pro 32 bit. The only real advantage the 64 bit OS has is the RAM limitation but most boards dont support more than 4 gigs anyway. It may be hard to find hardware drivers for x64 as well.
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Yeah that raps its not in less media center does better but i never heard it doing better
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ELmo1989
Yeah that raps its not in less media center does better but i never heard it doing better

Sorry, was that English?
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Originally Posted by amped
Sorry, was that English?
Confused me too.

Back on topic:

Go with XP Pro.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ELmo1989
Yeah that raps its not in less media center does better but i never heard it doing better

Me three.
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post #7 of 7
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alright.. thats what i was worried about, drivers for x64. Ill go pro. thanks
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Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB WD Blue+ 2x 2TB WD green + External backup Windows 7 RC x64 42" Panasonic Plasma 600W Thermaltake TR2 
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nMedia 6000b Logitech ps3 BT mediaboard 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB WD Blue+ 2x 2TB WD green + External backup Windows 7 RC x64 42" Panasonic Plasma 600W Thermaltake TR2 
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nMedia 6000b Logitech ps3 BT mediaboard 
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